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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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I will pray for your soul and family my sister.

Lieutenant Ray Flores
N.Y.P.D. (retired)
June 3, 2017

 

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