Corrections Officer Ralph Lee Garcia

Corrections Officer Ralph Lee Garcia

Guadalupe County Sheriff's Department, New Mexico

End of Watch Tuesday, August 31, 1999

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Ralph Lee Garcia

Corrections Officer Ralph Garcia was stabbed to death after being ambushed by nine inmates in a correctional facility. Officer Garcia was locking a housing door when the inmates starting beating and stabbing him. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

The suspect was killed in a car fire in Bernalillo County.

Corrections Officer Garcia is survived by his wife and three children.


  • Age 42
  • Tour 7 months
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Stabbed
  • Weapon Edged weapon; Knife
  • Offender Arrested; deceased

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I was locked up in G.C.C.F from April of 2000 to February of 2005 ... I actually heard boots walk by my cell... I saw and heard alot of scary things in that prison... And I believe in 2004, in September I heard Ralph Garcia walk by my cell door

Ex convict

August 2, 2021

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