Tuesday, February 12, 2019

70 Year Old Corrections Officer Committed Suicide at Huntsville Prison

Texas corrections officer dies by suicide at Huntsville prison

Houston Chronicle
By Keri Blakinger
February 11, 2019

The death comes less than two years after another officer at a Huntsville-area unit fatally shot himself at work. In that case, fellow workers found the 40-year-old in the guard picket at the Ferguson Unit, with a gunshot wound to the head, The Huntsville Item reported at the time.
A 70-year-old corrections officer died by suicide Monday after shooting himself with his service weapon at a Huntsville prison, officials said.

Authorities did not release the man's name, but said that fellow officers found him around 1 a.m. sitting outside the guard picket at the Wynne Unit.

He was not under investigation and did not have a disciplinary history, according to prison spokesman.
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