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Correction Officer John L. Wylie | Texas Department of Criminal Justice, Texas Texas Department of Criminal Justice, Texas

Correction Officer

John L. Wylie

Texas Department of Criminal Justice, Texas

End of Watch: Thursday, April 22, 1909

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 39

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire (Accidental)

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Correction Officer John L. Wylie was a prison guard at the Steiner Valley state convict farm in Hill County. About 9:00 p.m. Wylie and two other guards were attempting to locate an escaping convict named Joe Yates. Wylie was riding a mule along the Texas Central Railroad right of way near Fowler when the animal stumbled and fell. Wylie was killed instantly when his shotgun accidentally discharged striking him in the stomach. One of guards hurried to the nearest residence for assistance, but when he returned Wylie was dead.

Wylie was survived by his wife, Mary. His place of burial is unknown at this time.

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Rest in Peace Correctional Officer John L. Wylie. Thank You for your Service and Sacrifice protecting the citizens of The Great State of Texas.

I Pray that the convict responsible for your death found no peace on this earth. May his suffering continue behind the gates of hell where the hounds of hell consume his soul for eternity, where there is no escape!

Amen

Senior Special Agent B.L. Sherwood (Ret)
Port Terminal Railroad Police Houston, Texas
April 22, 2016

 

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