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Texas Deputy Fatally Shot Transporting Inmate

April 18, 2011  | 

A female Bowie County (Texas) Sheriff's deputy was overcome and fatally shot in a courthouse basement today, as she readied an inmate for a court hearing, reports KSLA TV.

The inmate, identified as Tucker Strickland, then fled from the courthouse in the county's prison van. He was recaptured about 30 minutes later by authorities in Ashdown, Ark.

Read the full story at KSLA.com.


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R Costello @ 4/18/2011 6:38 PM

I always thought the rule for law enforcement is one step above. So, one prisoner equals at least two officers.

Michael @ 4/19/2011 7:34 PM

We as LEO are supposed to be the best trained. What the hell happen, first of all no LEO should have been transporting a suspect by themselves in any situation. What a big mistake all the way around, What a loss for all.

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