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23 FALLEN OFFICERS FOUND IN CO


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Eric Autobee


EOW: 10/18/2002

Sergeant Eric Autobee was beaten to death by an inmate after being attacked in the kitchen. The inmate struck Supervisor Autobeee in the back of t...

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Timothy Blodgett


EOW: 10/08/2002

Support Supervisor II Timothy Blodgett was unloading produce boxes in the food warehouse when he suffered a fatal heart attack. Supervisor Blodg...

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Raymond Brown


EOW: 10/03/1929

Guard Raymond Brown was one of the first of eight prison guards to be shot and killed during a riot. He was shot as he manned Tower Number 8. A to...

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Tom Clements


EOW: 03/19/2013

Executive Director Tom Clements was murdered at his home by a former inmate. Two days earlier, the subject had murdered a pizza deliveryman in Den...

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Terry DeVore


EOW: 04/15/2008

On April 15, 2008 Correctional Sergeant Terry DeVore was relieved from his post along with Correctional Officer John Schwartz and directed to go he...

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John J Eeles


EOW: 10/03/1929

Guard Eeles was killed during a prison riot. Guard Eeles had served with the agency for over 25 years and was the prison's executioner. Eight...

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Elmer Erwin


EOW: 10/03/1929

Guard Elmer Erwin was murdered by inmates during a riot.

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Myron Goodwin


EOW: 10/10/1929

Guard Myron Goodwin died several days after being shot during a prison riot. Guard Goodwin was stationed in Tower Number 1 at the southwest corner ...

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Edward Martinez


EOW: 11/15/1980

Deputy Sheriff Edward Martinez suffered a fatal heart attack shortly after he and several other deputies struggled with a prisoner during in-proces...

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John McClelland


EOW: 10/03/1929

Guard J. W. McClelland was killed during a prison riot. In all eight guards were killed in the riot at Colorado State Penitentiary. A total of 2,00...

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Victor McMillin


EOW: 12/21/1961

Corrections Employee Victor McMillin was killed when a piece of construction equipment overturned and crushed him as he supervised a work crew buil...

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John Osborne


EOW: 08/07/1974

Deputy John Osborne was stabbed to death by two inmates who were attempting to escape. The two had overpowered another guard when they came across ...

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Marc Perse


EOW: 08/15/1994

Sergeant Perse fell to his death from a tower in a rappelling accident while on training exercises with the Special Operations Response Team. He ha...

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Mary Ricard


EOW: 09/24/2012

Sergeant Mary Ricard was killed when she was stabbed repeatedly in the neck by an inmate. The inmate attacked Sergeant Ricard in the kitchen area o...

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C. Walter Rinker


EOW: 10/03/1929

Guard C. Walter Rinker was shot in the back and killed during a prison riot as he stood guard duty on the roof of the administration building. In ...

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William Rooney


EOW: 01/22/1900

Night Captain William Rooney was killed when he was stabbed in the heart during a prison escape of four inmates. Three of the suspects were apprehe...

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John Russell


EOW: 06/19/1913

Captain John Russell was shot and killed while attempting to apprehend an escaped prisoner.

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John Schwartz


EOW: 04/15/2008

On April 15, 2008 Correctional Officer John Schwartz was relieved from his post with Correctional Sergeant Terry DeVore and directed to go help fig...

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Charles Shephard


EOW: 10/03/1929

Guard Charles Shepherd was killed during a prison riot. In all, eight guards were killed when prisoners at the Colorado State Penitentiary rioted....

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Norman Silva


EOW: 02/03/1993

Deputy Sheriff Norman Silva was accidentally shot and killed when his partner's weapon discharged after transporting a prisoner to jail. The weapon...

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Daniel Stillwell


EOW: 09/06/1987

Deputy Sheriff Daniel Stillwell was shot and killed with his own weapon after being disarmed by a prisoner. Deputy Stillwell was assigned to hospit...

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Thomas Tobin


EOW: 07/04/1899

Guard Tobin succumbed to a gunshot wound sustained eight days earlier while searching for an escaped convict. The shot was fired by a member of th...

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Robert A Wiggins


EOW: 10/03/1929

Guard Wiggins was shot and killed by rioters after being held hostage for a day. Officer Wiggins served as the prison's blacksmith. He was surv...

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