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Corrections Officer V Eligio Ruiz Garcia, Jr. | Texas Department of Criminal Justice, Texas Texas Department of Criminal Justice, Texas

Corrections Officer V

Eligio Ruiz Garcia, Jr.

Texas Department of Criminal Justice, Texas

End of Watch: Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 45

Tour: 22 years, 11 months

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Cause: Automobile accident

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Corrections Officers Eligio Garcia and Christopher Davis were killed in a prison bus crash on I-20 near Penwell, Texas, at approximately 7:30 am.

The bus was transporting 10 inmates from a transfer facility in Abilene to the Rogelio Sanchez State Jail in El Paso. The vehicle struck a patch of ice on an overpass, causing it to slide off the highway and down an embankment. The bus then struck a passing train and was dragged along the tracks, breaking apart.

Officers Garcia and Davis, along with eight inmates, suffered fatal injuries at the scene. One other officer and four other inmates were transported to hospitals in critical condition.

Officer Garcia had served with the Texas Department of Criminal Justice for just under 23 years.

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Corrections Officer V Christopher A. Davis
Texas Department of Criminal Justice, Texas
End of Watch: Wednesday, January 14, 2015
Cause: Automobile accident

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Officer Garcia,
On today, the 1st anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you to you and your fellow Officer who was also killed in that accident for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of the state of Texas. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy. There is no tougher job in Law Enforcement than that of a Corrections Officer.

R.I.P.
USBP

Anonymous
United States Border Patrol
January 14, 2016

 

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