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.

Jailer Sturges was survived by his wife, two sons, and two daughters.


  • Age 60
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Heart attack

prisoner custody

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On today, the 50th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of La Salle County. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


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April 27, 2023

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