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OK brothers and Sister I need to clarify something PLEASE READ this fully before you all comment. Also this is not a DUPE thread this is a clarification on a past thread.

Here is what I have learned Officer Canfield was a Field Boss. I was a Field Boss for 2 1/2 years so I can explain this to you all. I did not know she was a Field Boss I thought she worked an honor squad which are trustees about to get out in most cases or NO dicipline history at all or many years.

As a Field Boss and I cap that becasue I am proud to say I was one its an honor for and TDCJ officer to have. They work the inmates in the fields picking crops and so on. ALL Field Bosses are armed with .357 revolvers and are on horse back the entire time the inmates are working. Also there is what we call a high rider in the back drop with a automatic .223 rifle. She and her horse were struck when she put herself and horse between the truck and their freedom. She was killed because a Field Boss got complacent. These inmates working in the field under these conditions are NOT trustees. I ran close custody squads to honor squads, why noone shot and the highrider did not turn out their lights I have no idea. I hope this might shed some light on some of this for you all. I was a Field Boss and I loved it, it is a part of Texas history and TDCJ history. This is alot closer to home with me now I know she was one of the few on horseback.


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Tex,with weapons available, do we know why they weren't used?

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Im sorry to hear this TX. But, I dont know anything about field bosses, so I'll not pretend that I do.

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There will be a major change in the way they do things at TDCJ......it is a shame that this officer had to loose her life for a change for the better to be made...


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co7753 said:

Tex,with weapons available, do we know why they weren't used?

it was stated that the inmates took control of the weapons but the highrider is not close enough for them to be able to take his/her weapon and there were 7 Field Bosses out there. I cant see how 2 inmates took all 7 Field Bosses weapons plus the highrider and not to mention the supervisors that are out there normaly with the highrider. They should have been shot.


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Brothers and Sister on the street, jail or behind the walls remember

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–adjective 1. pleased, esp. with oneself or one's merits, advantages, situation, etc., often without awareness of some potential danger or defect; self-satisfied: The voters are too complacent to change the government.


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This will be a grueling investigation....


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LCarvin said:

This will be a grueling investigation....

Yes it will they will have the Rangers involved so TDCJ dont sweep it under the mat


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Oh and LC correction remember when Chief asked if I knew her, I did know her she worked in the Main Building Population when I was in Ad Seg at the Wynne Farm


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Sorry for your loss, Tx.

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TX...what years did you work at the Wynne Unit? I have to say that I worked for Wyndham School Dist. HR that sits in front of the entrance to the Wynne Unit for about 4 years. I never saw that many field bosses out on horseback at one time. Unfortunately my husband worked for TDCJ for about 8 years and I have other friends and family that have worked and work there now. It's not that great of a place to be in my opinion, but it is a steady job. Everyone that I know that have worked there or works there now, hate it. I grew up close to Huntsville and very close to one unit in particular and lived in Huntsville for several years. There have been WAY too many escape from various prison units and granted not all of them were seen by guards with guns, but the ones that did see the escapees shot, but missed. And these were two death row inmates at the Ellis unit before Death Row was moved to a unit in Livingston. Their firearms training is NOT like law enforcement firearms training. There is a group that are investigators for the Dept. and commissioned by the Office of the Inspector General. They are Peace Officers and have the training and some of them are also on a task force team. But the guards do not get that training. TDCJ use to have what they called a SORT team and all they did was work out every day, but unless recently revised, was done away with years ago. Maybe they've changed recently, but the field bosses did carry S&W model 10 .38's. I'm glad that you did enjoy your time working there, but everyone I know either doesn't or didn't. I did not know Officer Canfield, but know some that did. May God continue to be with her family during this time.