Jailer Ignacio Pena Garcia

Jailer Ignacio Pena Garcia

Kinney County Sheriff's Office, Texas

End of Watch Tuesday, June 8, 1971

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Ignacio Pena Garcia

Jailer Ignacio Garcia was beaten and strangled to death in the Kinney County Jail by two inmates during an escape attempt.

He was attacked when he brought food to three inmates. Two of them strangled him with a rag and clothes hanger. They then tied up the third inmate and fled. Both were arrested a short time later, walking along a nearby roadway, and charged with murder.

Jailer Garcia, a U.S. Navy veteran, was survived by his wife, son, and daughter.


  • Age 76
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Assault
  • Weapon Person
  • Offender Charged with murder

escape attempt

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Rest in Peace Jailer Ignacio Pena Garcia. Thank You for your Service and Sacrifice protecting the citizens of Kinney County, Texas.

I Pray for Peace for your Family, Friends and Co-Workers. I also Pray that the hounds of hell are gnawing on the bones of those responsible for your murder. May they rot in hell!


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

June 8, 2016

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