The Monument at Sesquicentennial Plaza
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The Monument
at Sesquicentennial Plaza
Hwy. 75 North at I-45, Exit 118
Huntsville, Texas
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As you look at the Correction Officer Memorial from Interstate 45, it appears much like any other monument. The sun was beating down on my head as I walked across a grassy field to get it because no roadway has been made to the site. The closer I came, the more impressive the monument became.

While I was standing at the entrance to the monument (between the two flags), I looked up into the sun at the silouetted star atop the blackened rock, and listened to tranquil sound of water as it flow down the rock. There was a sense of peace in standing there, alone, with just the memorial stepping stones.

Twenty-one TDCJ staff members have died in the line of duty while working for the Texas prison system. Their names are etched in square tiles on the north side of the monument. This page is for those men and women who walked before us, who gave their lives to protect the public from the criminals locked behind the walls and razor wire of our prisons.


Above: Looking down on the monument from Hwy. 75
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Right: Water glistens in the sun as it flows down the blackened rock.

THIS ROW IS DEDICATED
TO OUR VALIANT STAFF
MEMBERS WHO HAVE FALLEN
IN THE LINE OF DUTY
ELIZABETH YVONNE BESEDA
TEACHER
HUNTSVILLE UNIT
08/03/74
JOHN B. BROWN
CORRECTION OFFICER
CENTRAL UNIT
12/05/28 - 07/18/77
CEPHUS D. BURSON
MAJOR
EASTHAM UNIT
08/18/22 - 10/01/80
DALTON B. CAWTHRAY
CORRECTION OFFICER
CLEMENS UNIT
06/12/39 - 01/05/84
JOE CROWSON
MAJOR
EASTHAM UNIT
01/17/34
JAMES DIMANOFF
CORRECTION OFFICER
GATESVILLE UNIT
01/26/41 - 10/14/97
FRANCISCO GARZA
CORRECTION OFFICER
DOMINQUEZ STATE JAIL
08/31/1999
JOE F. GURNEY
SERGEANT
GEORGE BETO UNIT
01/23/49 - 08/12/88
ARTHUR B. HANES, JR.
CONSTRUCTION WORKER
GEORGE BETO UNIT
10/31/41 - 1114/96
BILL C. HIMSTEDT
CORRECTION OFFICER
HUNTSVILLE UNIT
02/10/37 - 08/07/98
MINNIE R. HOUSTON
CORRECTION OFFICER
O. B. ELLIS UNIT
05/10/44 - 06/03/85
ROBERT A. HUNT
MAINTENANCE SUPERVISOR
JOHN M. WYNNE UNIT
03/18/49 - 06/06/84
SIDNEY L. LYONS
MAINTENANCE SUPERVISOR
W. F. RAMSEY III UNIT
09/01/31 - 11/19/89
BILLY M. MOORE
FARM MANAGER
O. B. ELLIS UNIT
09/02/31 - 04/04/81
DANIEL NAGLE
CORRECTION OFFICER
McCONNELL UNIT
12/17/1999
WALLACE PACK
WARDEN
O. B. ELLIS UNIT
04/04/81
TIMOTHY D. PARSLEY, SR.
SERGEANT
GIB LEWIS UNIT
01/14/57 - 10/01/96
WILL RODER
CORRECTION OFFICER
1926
JIM SNEED
CORRECTION OFFICER
RETRIEVE UNIT
07/25/31
JULIA STANDLEY
LIBRARIAN
HUNTSVILLE UNIT
08/03/71
STEPHEN STEWART
PEST CONTROL INSPECTOR
JOHN M. WYNNE UNIT
01/07/94

Introduction & Links Statistics: 2000 Statistics: 1999
Statistics: 1998 Statistics: 1934 to 1997 The Monument at Sesquicentennial Plaza
Inside The Wire Letter to the Public To The Texas Legislature
Salary: Texas vs. Nation Poetry From
Behind The Wall
Poems From
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To TDCJ Officers Officer
Experience
To Governor Bush
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11/05/ 2000
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