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Sergeant Joe F. Gurney | Texas Department of Criminal Justice, Texas Texas Department of Criminal Justice, Texas


Joe F. Gurney

Texas Department of Criminal Justice, Texas

End of Watch: Friday, August 12, 1988

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Age: 39

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Military veteran

Cause: Animal related

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Sergeant Joe Gurney succumbed to injuries received when his horse fell on him while he was guarding inmates. He served at the Beto I Unit.

Sergeant Gurney was a U.S. Army veteran. He was survived by his wife, son, two daughters, parents, and sister.

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I only recently became aware of Joe's death. So sorry that he passed away.

I was HONORED to serve alongside Joe, as another Squad Leader Sgt, while we served with the 101st Airborne Div., (3/187th, Co C) in Vietnam. He was VERY squared away, and had a really good sense of humor for where we were at. I left country, before he was wounded.

RIP Joe, and God Bless his family.

Dan Bayes
Former Army Buddy
August 27, 2015


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