AFSCME Texas Corrections

Statement on Tragic TDCJ Transport Accident

We are sending our condolences and prayers to all victims of the tragic bus accident in Pernell, TX. Wednesday morning, a Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ) transport bus was traveling from Abilene to El Paso with 15 passengers, 12 inmates and three TDCJ Corrections Officers. The bus was hit by a cargo train on I-20. Ten fatalities total have been reported, including two officers. The third officer was sent to the Medical Center Hospital with the remaining survivors in serious and critical condition.

As we wait to learn more about the incident we encourage all of our brothers and sisters in gray to stand together and support each other in this time of mourning.

-Don Zavodny, Executive Director, AFSCME Texas Corrections
 


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