Chief Jailer Roy Alonzo Sturges

Chief Jailer Roy Alonzo Sturges

La Salle County Sheriff's Office, Texas

End of Watch Friday, April 27, 1973

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Roy Alonzo Sturges

Chief Jailer Roy Sturges suffered a fatal heart attack moments after being attacked by a prisoner with a piece of lumber.

During the struggle, Chief Jailer Sturges' wife came to his aid and sprayed the suspect with mace. Chief Jailer Sturges and his wife escaped from the room and locked the door. As they headed for the sheriff's office he suddenly collapsed and died.


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Incident Details

  • Cause Heart attack

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Rest In Peace Chief Jailer Roy Alonzo Sturges. Thank You for your Service and Sacrifice Protecting the citizens of La Salle County, Texas.

I Pray for Peace for your Family, Friends and Co-Workers. I also Pray that the hounds of hell forever pursue your murderer. May they gnaw at his flesh for eternity.


Senior Special Agent B.L. Sherwood (Ret)
Port Terminal Railroad Police Houston, Texas

April 27, 2016

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