Lt. Governor Patrick Statement on the Death of Texas Correctional Officer


AUSTIN – Last night, Texas correctional officer, Mari Johnson was murdered by an inmate at the Robertson Unit in Abilene. I expect a thorough investigation into this tragedy so that the perpetrator is brought to justice.

At a time when law enforcement officer deaths are becoming more common I urge all Texans to remember that these brave men and women risk their lives daily, to protect ours.

Please keep our law enforcement officers in your thoughts and prayers.

Jan and I send our deepest condolences to the family of Texas correctional officer Mari Johnson.