Attempted homicide under investigation of California Correctional Institution officer

California Correctional Institution (CCI) officials are investigating an attempted homicide of a correctional officer.

 At 7 a.m. Aug. 8, inmate Agustin Garcia, 41, threw a cup of hot water on the face of an officer then began to repeatedly stab the officer with an inmate-manufactured weapon. Responding staff utilized less-lethal 40mm rounds and batons to quell the attack. Two other inmates also assisted responding staff in stopping the attack. 

 The officer sustained multiple puncture wounds to the shoulder and neck areas and to the back of his head. Inmate Garcia sustained a fractured skull and broken eye orbital. The officer and Garcia were taken by ambulance to outside hospitals for further treatment. The officer was released from the hospital on Tuesday and is recovering at home. 

 Garcia was received by CDCR from Kings County on June 28, 2001, to serve 52 years to life with the possibility of parole for two counts of attempted murder of a peace officer.



37 Responses

  1. T. Desiderio Sergeant Sunday, August 13, 2017 / 7:58 pm

    Prayers for speedy recovery from Calipatria State Prison

  2. Nabil Nahhas Sunday, August 13, 2017 / 6:50 am

    On behalf of my staff and myself at CTF, we pray to God to keep you safe and healthy and for a speedy recovery from the physical and emotional scars. God bless you and all our CDCR brothers and sisters.

  3. MUNOZ Friday, August 11, 2017 / 11:13 am

    God continue to bless all Correctional staff. Sending prayers and good thoughts to the CCI family from SAC.

  4. PAUL CHE Friday, August 11, 2017 / 2:02 am

    Sad indeed, wishing you a speedy recovery & my prayers to you and family.

  5. K.L. Bell Thursday, August 10, 2017 / 8:10 pm

    Get well buddy, thoughts & prayers to you and your family, You are loved by all here at CCI.

  6. Woody Thursday, August 10, 2017 / 6:42 pm

    From RJD, please accept our prayers and thoughts. Hoping for your speedy recovery, brother. God bless you and your family.

  7. Lt. L.A. Quinn Thursday, August 10, 2017 / 11:15 am

    Sending thoughts and prayers from California State Prison, Sacramento to the injured officer, those who responded and anyone effected by this tragedy.

    Stay safe!

  8. Sgt. C. Romo Thursday, August 10, 2017 / 8:42 am

    Prayers for a full recovery and thankful for the responding staff. Hoping in time you can put this vicious attack behind you.

  9. Jones Thursday, August 10, 2017 / 8:41 am

    A speedy recovery to you and encouragement to your family. Blessings to all who serve as peace officers and those who work in CDCR System.

  10. Valerie Estrella Thursday, August 10, 2017 / 8:17 am

    Prayers for you and a speedy recovery. I hope this guy never gets out of prison.

  11. Yarnall Thursday, August 10, 2017 / 7:37 am

    Sending you prayers and wishes for a speedy recovery.

  12. Jose Padilla Thursday, August 10, 2017 / 7:12 am

    Prayers for all involved. Those responders and the families of the Officer. May your recovery be 100% and speedy. God Bless you all.

  13. Nancy Thursday, August 10, 2017 / 6:27 am

    Thoughts and prayers may God grant you a speedy recovery and stay strong!

  14. Craig Trisler Thursday, August 10, 2017 / 6:07 am

    Praying for you and your family and wishng you a speedy recovery.

  15. D. Montoya Wednesday, August 9, 2017 / 3:22 pm

    Wasco State Prison-RC is sending prayer for our Correctional Officer who has suffered such a tramatizing altercation. May you find peace and we wish you a speedy recovery both physical and mentally. We are with you in spirit.

  16. A.C. Wednesday, August 9, 2017 / 3:21 pm

    Train like you fight, Fight like you train. Pray that everyday wont be your last and live everyday as if it is. To a speedy recovery to our brother, great thanks to the responders and a prayer for the highest punishment to the involved inmates.

  17. Kevin Wednesday, August 9, 2017 / 2:34 pm

    My prayers to the officer and his Family. Also, I pray for ALL that serve at CDCR Facilities.

  18. Gary Avila Wednesday, August 9, 2017 / 2:32 pm

    Thoughts and Prayers going out for you brother and a speedy recovery from us at CIM CHINO

  19. A. Anaya; CCWF MSSII Wednesday, August 9, 2017 / 2:31 pm

    My thoughts and prayers for the Officer involved; may you have a speedy recovery!!

  20. M. Esqueda Antelope Valley Parole Unit Wednesday, August 9, 2017 / 2:25 pm

    Sending prayers to the Officer’s family including CCI family. God Bless you. Recover well.

  21. danny Wednesday, August 9, 2017 / 1:35 pm

    sorry for your pain, take the time you need to recover.

  22. D. Hicks, PVSP Teacher Wednesday, August 9, 2017 / 1:34 pm

    Sending prayers and positive thoughts to the officer and family. Thank you for your service.

  23. Connie Wednesday, August 9, 2017 / 1:30 pm

    Praying for a 100% recovery for the Correctional Officer and my god comfort his family, including his CCI Family! God Bless!!

  24. J. Mamongay Wednesday, August 9, 2017 / 1:11 pm

    Thoughts and prayers go out to the Officer and his family from everyone here at San Quentin State Prison

  25. Warren Wednesday, August 9, 2017 / 1:08 pm

    My positive energy may bless the correctional officer and his family.

  26. Monica R Wednesday, August 9, 2017 / 1:00 pm

    Brave Officer, May you and all who cared for you be blessed. May you be fully restored in health and spirit. You have the prayers and support of staff that you do not even know.

  27. blanca Wednesday, August 9, 2017 / 12:57 pm

    prayers for a speedy recovery for the officer.

  28. L. Langley Wednesday, August 9, 2017 / 12:54 pm

    Thoughts and prayers to the Officer and his family.

  29. C Aragon Wednesday, August 9, 2017 / 12:52 pm

    Prayers lifted up for the C/O and His family.

  30. Parole Agent Kendrick Brown Wednesday, August 9, 2017 / 12:50 pm

    Proof once again that we work the “toughest beat in the state.” Prayers for a speedy recovery of my fellow peace officer.

  31. Dr Berberich Wednesday, August 9, 2017 / 12:50 pm

    Perhaps it is time to raise the stakes (legal penalties) against anyone who attacks or hurts a Peace Officer: If they are not respected than what hope do the rest of us have?
    My heart and prayers to the officer and his family.

    • C. Ortega Thursday, August 10, 2017 / 11:56 am

      Well said and hopefully some day it will come to pass!?! Much Love and prayers to the family!

  32. Taylor Wednesday, August 9, 2017 / 12:45 pm

    Prayers for a quick recovery. From Riverside 3 Parole Unit

  33. D. MOORE Wednesday, August 9, 2017 / 12:42 pm


  34. Vicki Whitson Wednesday, August 9, 2017 / 12:35 pm

    Prayers and thoughts to the correctional officer involved in the attack!!

  35. Jay Wednesday, August 9, 2017 / 12:35 pm

    Oh no…unbelievable…heartbreaking. Stay strong and you know that you and your loved ones will be in my prayers. God bless.

  36. Rachel Samaniego Wednesday, August 9, 2017 / 12:27 pm

    My prayers to the Correctional officer and his family

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