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“Fallen But Not Forgotten”


57 FALLEN OFFICERS FOUND IN CA


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Ineasie Baker


EOW: 08/09/1996

Youth Counselor Ineasie Baker was murdered on August 9, 1996. Her body was later found in a county landfill after an exhaustive search lasting for ...

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Paul Beridon


EOW: 09/11/1997

Correctional Officer Paul Beridon was killed in the same accident that claimed the life of his coworker, Officer Mylene Zalar. The vehicle in which...

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Howell D. Burchfield


EOW: 06/08/1985

Sergeant Howell Burchfield was attacked and stabbed to death by an inmate. That inmate was sentenced to life without possibility of parole and the...

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Ralph Canning


EOW: 04/23/1965

Textile Products Foreman Ralph Canning was stabbed to death by an inmate 18 times.

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Royal Cline


EOW: 05/23/1938

Correctional Officer Royal Cline was beaten to death with a hammer by three inmates who were attempting to escape. Following Officer Cline's murder...

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Kenneth Conant


EOW: 05/19/1971

Program Administrator Kenneth Conant was stabbed to death by two inmates.

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Gilbert Cortez


EOW: 03/25/2013

Correctional Officer Gilbert Cortez was part of a convoy of state Corrections K-9 Unit Officers who were en route to inspect the La Cima Fire Camp ...

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William Cotter


EOW: 07/27/1903

Officer William Cotter was killed during an escape of 13 prisoners. The prisoners, who were armed with knives and razors, attacked the prison staff...

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Leo Davis


EOW: 07/21/1971

Correctional Officer Leo Davis was stabbed to death by two inmates while he was guarding a prisoner who was a witness to the murder of Correctional...

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Frank DeLeon


EOW: 08/21/1971

Correctional Officers Frank DeLeon, Jere Graham and Paul Krasenes were shot and slashed to death during a prison uprising when a civil rights lawye...

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John Drewry


EOW: 10/16/1914

Sergeant John Drewry was stabbed to death during an escape attempt.

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Rodney Foster


EOW: 11/17/1995

Correctional Officer Rodney Foster was killed in a highway accident. Officer Foster was on urgent official business to pick up a hepatitis vaccine...

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Arnold Garcia


EOW: 04/04/1994

Group Supervisor Arnold Garcia was bludgeoned to death by two juveniles during an escape attempt.

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Charles Gillies


EOW: 11/24/1927

Prison Guard Charles Gillies suffered a fatal heart attack as he manned the front gate of the facility when a major riot and attempted prison break...

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Manuel A. Gonzalez II


EOW: 01/10/2005

Correctional Officer Manuel Gonzalez was stabbed to death by an inmate. The inmate, who was appointed as a spokesman for a portion of the prison po...

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Jere Graham


EOW: 08/21/1971

Sergeant Jere Graham, Officer Paul Krasenes and Officer Frank DeLeon were shot and slashed to death during a prison uprising when a civil rights la...

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Tedmund D Hall


EOW: 08/30/2009

In late August 2009 a fierce forest fire broke out in L.A. County. Fire Captain Tedmund Hall and Fire Specialist Arnaldo Quinoes died while searchi...

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Judith Ann Henkel


EOW: 02/03/1995

Corrections Officer Judith Ann Henkel suffered a fatal heart attack shortly after breaking up a fight. After collapsing, Officer Henkel was transpo...

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Lyle Herman


EOW: 06/22/1988

Officer Lyle Herman succumbed to injuries sustained two days earlier when he intervened in an assault while off duty. Officer Herman suffered seve...

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Peter Hillman


EOW: 06/08/2000

Deputy U.S. Marshal Peter Hillman was killed when the prisoner transport van in which he was riding was struck by a tractor trailer that crossed th...

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William J. Hudnall Jr.


EOW: 11/14/2006

While transporting an inmate to the prison, Deputy William Hudnall was killed when his department SUV was struck head-on by a drunk driver. The co...

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Willard Johnston


EOW: 02/24/1938

Officer Willard Johnston was killed when he was struck by a pick ax while trying to keep a prisoner from assaulting another prisoner.

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Robert Jordan


EOW: 01/12/2003

Officer Robert Jordan of California Rehabilitation Center suffered a fatal heart attack following an altercation with an inmate on January 12, 2003...

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Paul Krasenes


EOW: 08/21/1971

Officer Paul Krasenes, Officer Jere Graham and Officer Frank DeLeon were shot and slashed to death during a prison uprising when a civil rights law...

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Clarence Larkin


EOW: 09/24/1937

Warden Clarence Larkin and Officer Harry Martin were stabbed to death during a prison escape attempts. Approximately 40 inmates had been waiting to...

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Sandy Larson


EOW: 12/08/1998

Deputy Sheriff Sandy Larson was killed while transporting inmates from Soledad State Prison. The departmental vehicle of Deputy Larson and her part...

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Leslie Macarro


EOW: 05/20/1988

Group Supervisor Leslie Macarro was struck and killed by a vehicle while chasing a juvenile inmate who was attempting to escape. He and another Of...

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Vern Mackin


EOW: 01/14/1952

Correctional Officer Vern Mackin and Correctional Officer Charles Wiget were stabbed to death by two inmates during an escape attempt. Both suspect...

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Harry Martin


EOW: 09/24/1937

Officer Harry Martin and Warden Clarence Larkin were stabbed to death during a prison escape attempt. Approximately 40 inmates had been waiting to ...

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Robert McCarthy


EOW: 03/04/1971

Correctional Officer Robert McCarthy was stabbed and killed by an inmate during the nightly head count in X wing. Officer McCarthy was stabbed in t...

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Raymond Messer


EOW: 08/11/1951

Officer Raymond Messer was stabbed to death by an inmate when he was making bed checks and discovered the inmate was in possession of weapons.

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Jeremy Meyst


EOW: 12/24/2013

Correctional Deputy Jeremy Meyst was transporting two prisoners from the Porterville substation to the mail jail in Visalia when he was killed in a...

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Branch Miller


EOW: 08/20/1925

Officer Branch Miller was accidentally shot and killed by other Officers after six inmates took him hostage during an escape attempt. The prisoners...

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William Miller


EOW: 05/03/1946

Correctional Officer William Miller and Correctional Officer Harold Stites were shot and killed during an attempted prison escape. Several inmates ...

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John Mills


EOW: 01/16/1970

Officer John Mills was beaten to death by three inmates in retaliation for the deaths of three inmates the previous year. All three inmates were ...

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Richard Ochoa


EOW: 04/26/1976

Correctional Officer Richard Ochoa was bludgeoned to death at the institution. Officer Ochoa was found unconscious with head injuries by another O...

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Cynthia Palomata


EOW: 10/25/2010

Nurse Palomata was attacked by an inmate in the intake area of the jail. Medical staff were responding to a call for help when the inmate appeared...

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Al Patch


EOW: 08/17/1980

Correctional Officer Al Patch was stabbed to death after being attacked by a prisoner who had just been stabbed himself. A second inmate was charge...

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Connie Prock


EOW: 06/26/1963

Officer Connie Prock was stabbed to death by inmates as he was walking them to the shower. He was working in a cell block where 32 inmates were fre...

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Arnaldo Quinones


EOW: 08/30/2009

In late August 2009 a fierce fire broke out in L.A. County. Fire Captain Tedmund Hall and Fire Fighter Specialist Arnaldo Quinones died while sear...

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Frank Rankin


EOW: 01/30/1960

Lieutenant Frank Rankin Jr. drowned in the Klamath River as he and an inmate from the Yreka Work Camp in Siskiyou County attempted to string an aer...

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Jose Rivera


EOW: 06/20/2008

Correctional Officer Jose Rivera was stabbed to death by two inmates while he was locking down the housing unit in preparation for the 4 pm head co...

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Gary Rowe


EOW: 02/07/1983

Correctional Officer Gary Rowe discovered an escape attempt taking place and tried to intervene. He was assaulted by a group of inmates and beaten...

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Jesus Sanchez


EOW: 10/06/1972

Correctional Officer Jesus Sanchez was shot and killed from ambush by several suspects who were attempting to free a prisoner who was being transpo...

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Jerry Sanders


EOW: 11/27/1973

Correctional Officer Jerry Sanders was stabbed and killed. Two inmates, both members of the radical Black Panthers, were charged with his murder. ...

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William Shull


EOW: 07/23/1970

Officer William Shull was beaten and stabbed to death by inmates in retaliation for the deaths of three inmates the previous year. Officer Shull wa...

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Charles Sickles


EOW: 04/01/1981

Foreman Charles Sickles succumbed to injuries sustained the previous day when he was stabbed by an inmate. Foreman Sickles was attempting to break ...

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Ray Singleton


EOW: 11/24/1927

Prison Guard Ray Singleton was stabbed to death at the start of a planned riot and attempted prison break on Thanksgiving Day. Guard Singleton was...

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Harold Stites


EOW: 05/02/1946

Correctional Officer Harold Stites and Correctional Officer William Miller were shot and killed during an attempted escape. Several inmates were ab...

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Ronald Turner


EOW: 09/16/1971

Laundry Supervisor Ronald Turner was stabbed to death by a inmate in the laundry room at Folsom Prison. The inmate, a member of the Black Libera...

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Pablo Vazquez


EOW: 01/25/2007

On Thursday, January 25, 2007 Correctional Officer Pablo Vazquez, having just completed a shift of inmate supervision at the UC Davis Medical Cente...

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James Wieden


EOW: 12/05/1965

Corrections Employee James Wieden died from injuries he received while being assaulted by two students as they escaped on December 2nd from the Ion...

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Charles Wiget


EOW: 01/14/1952

Correctional Officer Wiget and Correctional Officer Vern Mackin were stabbed to death by two inmates during an escape attempt in San Quentin Prison...

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Scott Williams


EOW: 04/03/1997

Officer Williams was stabbed and killed in an attack that also injured four other Lompoc Officers.

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Calvin Winn


EOW: 05/02/2012

On May 26, 2010 Correctional Officer Calvin Winn suffered bilateral knee and right ankle injuries due to a fall down a flight of stairs while respo...

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Mylene G. Zalar


EOW: 09/11/1997

Correctional Officer Mylene Zalar was killed in the same accident that claimed the life of her coworker, Officer Paul Beridon. The vehicle in which...

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Alma Zavala


EOW: 03/15/2008

Correctional Officer Alma Zavala died on March 15, 2008 due to complications from Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus Pneumonia (MRSA). The...

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