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Corrections Officer Daniel James Nagle

Texas Department of Criminal Justice - Correctional Institutions Division, Texas

End of Watch Friday, December 17, 1999

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Reflections for Corrections Officer Daniel James Nagle

We remember you today, the 21st anniversary of your death. May the citizens of your state never forget the sacrifice you made to ensure their safety.

Correctional Officer Logan Wilson
Tennessee Department of Correction

December 17, 2020

Rest in peace always know that your service and sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

December 17, 2020

Omygosh I live in Beeville. I didn't know the officer or the killer but I do know Bill Lazenby. RIP to officer Nagle.

Tammy Trevino

August 13, 2020

Just came across Robert Pruett stories few days ago. Thank you for your service and hope you Rest In Peace. I hoped your remember who the killer was and haunted them for the rest of their life. And if it's true that Robert commit it :) he sure already pay for what he have done.

Annie H

May 10, 2019

Truly a hero

Former police officer Jamie Williams

November 1, 2017

I just read that your killer was executed yesterday. I had to come and look you up. May you now RIP

Hannah Penn
Friend of Ofc. Eric Mumaw EOW 2/2/17

October 13, 2017

Thinking of you today, as justice for your murderer has finally been done.


October 13, 2017

Your supposed killer just got another stay from the texas supreme due to possible innocence over DNA, if he is truly innocent I hope they find the real killer but if he is guilty he needs to stop trying to delay his death.


August 12, 2016

Sorry, about Officer Nagle , may he rest in peace.

Alex Kincaid

March 25, 2016

God bless your wife and children Officer Nagle. Thank you for your service and may you rest in peace. You're all in my prayers, TDCJ brothers in grey. May we keep fighting the battle, weeding out the dirty, and going home to our families at the end of shift change. GOD BLESS YOU ALL.


December 16, 2015

I just want you and your family know, even though its been many years, you have not nor will you ever will never be forgotten! I was so saddened by your passing! I was my honor to work at the Big Mc with you.

COIV E. Cunningham
Retired TDCJ

April 27, 2015

It is a sad and tragic fact that some of our brothers holding that thin blue gray line, have given all to maintain it. But your ultimate sacrifice Officer Daniel James Nagel will not be forgotten. You will always stand proud and beside your fellow brothers as they continue to maintain that Blue and Gray line. RIP Officer Nagel

Retired Lt.

February 2, 2015

I have never had the pleasure of meeting you, but my heart and thoughts are upon you and those that carry on in your name. Be still and know.

SSgt LaFawn Skipper
USMC (Retired)

August 11, 2014

You helped keep the citizens safe in The State of Texas . THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE ! R.I.P - Officer Daniel Nagle !!! ( a brother in gray )

Clements unit CO5
Texas Dept of Criminal Justice

August 3, 2014

Never Forgotten

Greater Houston C.O.P.S.

December 17, 2013

Rest and Peace my friend...

Senior Officer Spec. Kenneth Field
Federal Bureau of Prisons 2001

December 15, 2013

May you rest in peace with God. You were taken from your loved ones at such an early time in your life. Thankfully the one responsible will now be judged by God.
You will always be remembered.

Nephew of Fallen Officier Joe O'Brien EO

February 22, 2013

No braver soul than that one who walks in the dark among murderers, rapists and thieves. There was never a time where I feared the caged ones, because the blue and gray line was thick, unbreakable. I guess not for you, but had I been there, we would have had a glorious fight Bossman!

Lieutenant of Correctional Officers
TDCJ, Connally Unit

December 29, 2012

I remember Daniel and met with him a few times during meetings and such. He is remembered by me and I will always treasure the few moments in time, that I got to speak with him. I worked for the TDCJ system in Beeville from 1996 to 2001.

Rest in Peace Dan. I was during the time of when he was murdered-working for 2179 (the Trustee Camp) there in Beeville.

C. Evans COIII

September 9, 2012

I want to let you know how sorry I am to hear about Officer Nagle's murder. We who walk inside the walls have to deal with these felons on a daily basis. He won't be forgotten. My sympathy goes out to his wife and kids, they should be proud their husband and father was a true hero.

CP D Touron

January 8, 2012



January 4, 2012

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 12th anniversary year of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

I pray for solace for all those who miss and remember you for I know both the pain and pride are forever.
Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

December 17, 2011

Thank you for your sacrifice, Boss Nagle. And also thank you for standing up for the other staff, and hopefully the politicians listened to you. But they soon forget. None of us that worked for TDC or TDCJ can ever forget the fearful working conditions that we had to endure for the low pay and few benefits we had. My prayers are with your family. Rest easy.

former Boss
former TDC and TDCJ officer

December 17, 2011

Ten years, can't believe it's been that long. It seems it was just yesterday you and my husband were being honored at CPOF Project 2000. You are remembered today and always for the ultimate sacrafice you endured behind the walls. You are a true heroe. May your family find comfort and peace today and always.

Surviving Spouse
COIII F.F. Garza eow 5/31/99

President South Texas C.O.P.S.
Concerns of Police Survivors

December 17, 2009

It has been a few years since Officer Nagle's death. I hope Crystal and their children are doing great. It will never be the same without a father and husband as he, but I am sure she will make do.
I stood on the steps of the State Capitol when he spoke the self prophetic words, "What will it take, an officer getting killed to prove the point..."
I left the employ of TDCJ shortly after his death. I now work with the psychology side of inmates trying to make sure that the prison is not housing severly mentally ill inmates on regular units.
It is sad that no high rank has posted on any of the sites dedicated to Officer Nagle. I was nothing but a lowly sergeant at the time, but when asked by a very respected officer to go to Austin to let the guys know they were appreciated, I accepted with open arms.
If it had not been for officers who would allow inmates to get by with what they wanted, it would not have seemed Officer Nagle was such a strict officer, he just followed the rules.
He was a friend that was worth working with and he was one that would cover your back. Too bad, no one had his back when it counted. He should never have lyed on the cold concrete of Three Building for so long without someone repsponding, but thankfully an inmate from the dorms no less, informed the Captain who was in the Administrative Building during a mass movement of the situation.
Things have changed since. During mass movements high rank is expected to be outside observing. There are two people on the building desk as well as a sergeant. If this had been the case on December 17, 1999, Daniel Nagle would possibly still be with us today.
Very few are at the McConnell Unit any longer. Most have retired, transferred, or just quit. The Captain left for another unit was promoted to Warden and has returned as same. The Captain was the one that pulled the sergeant and extra staff off of the building that fateful day.
May God bless your soul, and keep your wife and children in his bosom. May he bless the weak minded who's actions allowed this to occur that they may gain strength to do the job they are paid for.

Sergeant of CO's McConnell Unit

September 6, 2008

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