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Corrections Officer Minnie R. Houston | Texas Department of Criminal Justice, Texas Texas Department of Criminal Justice, Texas

Corrections Officer

Minnie R. Houston

Texas Department of Criminal Justice, Texas

End of Watch: Monday, June 3, 1985

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 41

Tour: 6 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Stabbed

Weapon: Edged weapon; Knife

Offender: Died in prison

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Corrections Officer Minnie Houston was stabbed to death while on duty.

She was supervising seven inmate trustees at the dining hall of the maximum security Ellis I Unit when she was attacked by an inmate with a 15-inch kitchen knife. She attempted to disarm the inmate but was stabbed eight times and killed.

The suspect was sentenced to death for Officer Houston's murder but died in prison in 2000.

Officer Houston prevented the escape of two death row inmates the previous year as they attempted to jump a prison fence.

Officer Houston had served with the agency for almost 6 years. She was survived by her three sons.

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Rest in Peace Corrections Officer Minnie R. Houston. Thank You for your Service and Sacrifice protecting the citizens of The Great State of Texas.

I Pray for Peace for your Family, Friends, and the men and women that now serve the Texas Department of Criminal Justice. I also Pray that the hounds of hell are gnaqwing on the bones of your murderer. May he burn in hell forever!

Amen

Senior Special Agent B.L. Sherwood (Ret)
Port Terminal Railroad Police Houston, TX
June 3, 2016

 

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