Warden Wallace M. Pack

Warden Wallace M. Pack

Texas Department of Criminal Justice - Correctional Institutions Division, Texas

End of Watch Saturday, April 4, 1981

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Wallace M. Pack

Warden Wallace Pack and Officer Billy Moore were shot and killed by a prisoner who was able to gain control of one of the officers' pistols at the Ellis I Unit.

The suspect was acquitted on a defense of self-defense but remained in custody on charges of burglary.

Warden Pack was survived by his wife, mother, three stepchildren, two brothers, and four grandchildren.

He is buried in Wheelock Cemetery, Wheelock, Robertson County, Texas.


  • Age 55
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Assault
  • Weapon Not available
  • Offender Not available

prisoner custody

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I had the good fortune to be assigned to the Wynne Unit as a new correctional officer in November of 1970. I first knew him as Major Pack and could say alot about the man. To simply sum it all up I learned so much from him, he was my hero. I remember early on noticing a small sign of the wall behind his desk that said "The best thing about telling the truth is that you never have to remember what you said." He told me that he lived by that and I carried it with through all of my 31 years with the TDCJ. 1970-2001

Bryan Hartnett, Retired Warden
Texas Department of Criminal Justice

January 5, 2023

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