GUILTY TX - Susan Canfield, 59, correctional officer, killed by escapees, 24 Sept 2007

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  1. dark_shadows

    dark_shadows Former Member

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    Susan Canfield

    On Monday morning, two of those inmates overpowered Canfield and a male guard while working in a garden outside the Texas Department of Criminal Justice's Wynne Unit. They then struck her horse with a stolen pickup, knocking the 59-year-old guard to the ground and killing her. Both inmates were recaptured later in the day.


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    Oh, the thread title confused me. I thought the officer was killing inmates (which is ok by me!). So some inmates got loose and killed her? HOW HORRIBLE. I hope they get death now. I am so sick of people showing no respect for others. This world IS going to hell in a handbasket like my dad used to say when he was alive.
     
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    Hello dearest Taximom,:blowkiss:
    Here is another link, the inmates shot the horse also.


    The convicts took two guns from Susan Canfield, a nearly eight-year veteran correctional officer, and a male guard. The two escapees exchanged gunfire with guards and ran to a nearby Huntsville municipal building, where they stole a truck and used it to knock Canfield off her horse.
    The horse was hit by the car and she fell, dying instantly from the fall, Texas Department of Criminal Justice spokeswoman Michelle Lyons said. Canfield's horse had to be euthanized overnight after investigators discovered it had been shot by one of the inmates. A bullet wound, previously undetected, was found under the saddle's girth strap.


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    This is from the link posted above;
    Killed while giving chase
    According to Lyons, one of the inmates approached a male guard on horseback and asked him to hold a watch. The prisoner grabbed the guard, and Canfield came to assist him.
    That's when Falk and Martin bolted for a nearby parking lot outside a city building and started up a work truck, Lyons said. They struck Canfield's horse, which later had to be euthanized, after the officer had given chase. Canfield's pistol was recovered at that scene.
    Shortly before 11 a.m., the two ditched the truck and carjacked a woman at a drive-through teller nearby, officials said. They drove south along the I-45 feeder, with the woman still inside, before Huntsville police shot out a tire and the men ran.
    After Falk was in custody, bloodhounds and searchers in helicopters concentrated on a large wooded area nearby. The dogs picked up Martin's scent and, nearly three hours later, a shirtless, heavily tattooed Martin was pulled down from his perch.
    It was not immediately clear who was driving when Canfield's horse was struck, or if the men fired her rifle, which was recovered. Lyons said escape charges are pending at the very least, although the slaying of a correctional officer is a capital crime in Texas.
    Officials also are investigating whether the escape was planned or spontaneous.
    The 100 Club said donations are being accepted for its Survivors Fund, which provides benefits to the families of officers killed in the line of duty.



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    Official: Prison policy not followed in escape


    A correctional officer on horseback apparently violated state prison policy when he allowed an inmate on a work detail to approach him, an official said Tuesday, a lapse that possibly led to another mounted officer's death during an escape attempt.
    As the investigation continued into Monday's escape of two inmates from a Huntsville prison crew working in a vegetable field, Texas Department of Criminal Justice spokeswoman Michelle Lyons confirmed that mounted guards are required to stay 30 feet away from inmates — a requirement that wasn't followed.


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    OkieGranny New Member Staff Member Forum Coordinators

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    From December 2013:

    http://www.texasmonthly.com/articles/sitting-in-legal-purgatory/

    http://www.kbtx.com/home/headlines/Texas-Executes-Man-for-Corrections-Officers-Death-234327461.html

    From September 2015:

    http://www.itemonline.com/news/loca...cle_46cdb987-eca1-509c-9484-ea294fbd13e6.html

     
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    http://www.itemonline.com/news/loca...cle_4069034e-e521-5316-882f-4131f8d85d11.html
     
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    Falk capital murder trial heading to Lufkin

    http://www.itemonline.com/news/local_news/falk-capital-murder-trial-heading-to-lufkin/article_87f83e32-a943-525c-ae7e-999223686a24.html

     
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    http://www.itemonline.com/news/local_news/wanted-jurors-in-angelina-co/article_e83ffb4f-6699-56e9-af86-c4bc1d1556ed.html

     
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    Inmate's capital murder trial takes twist

    http://www.itemonline.com/news/local_news/inmate-s-capital-murder-trial-takes-twist/article_717904a5-6970-5652-8a73-0ce277068280.html

     
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    Jury panel interviews resume in Falk trial

    http://www.itemonline.com/news/local_news/jury-panel-interviews-resume-in-falk-trial/article_6e436464-d43e-56f4-a042-2bbccdb52bba.html

     
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    Jury seated in inmate's capital murder trial

    http://www.itemonline.com/news/jury-seated-in-inmate-s-capital-murder-trial/article_41b0947c-f97f-11e6-bd26-0f5b4793affb.html

     
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    Inmate changes course, pleads guilty to capital murder

    http://www.itemonline.com/news/local_news/falk-changes-course-pleads-guilty-to-capital-murder/article_e8ff622a-8cbb-5bfc-94dd-d43cae314000.html

     
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    Falk gets death penalty for correctional officer's slaying

    http://www.itemonline.com/news/falk-gets-death-penalty-for-correctional-officer-s-slaying/article_fba5feaa-fea5-11e6-8070-fb0eb4f1219b.html

     

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