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42 FALLEN OFFICERS FOUND IN IL


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Ellane Aimiuwu


EOW: 02/07/2010

Senior Parole Agent Aimiuwu was killed in a four car accident. Agent Aimiuwu was on duty, out making home visits, when the accident occurred. Age...

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Harry A. Belluomini


EOW: 07/20/1992

Court Security Officer Harry Belluomini was shot twice in the chest by an inmate who had overpowered one of his escorts and seized her weapon. The ...

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Jeffery Blakey


EOW: 01/05/1988

During a prisoner escape attempt, Officer Jeffery Blakey, 41, chased the prisoner and both fell down a stairwell. Officer Blakey suffered a compoun...

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Peter Burd


EOW: 01/10/1977

Lieutenant Peter Burd was supervising about 125 inmates in the dining area when he was stabbed in the neck by a passing inmate. The stabbing severe...

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Rufus Campbell


EOW: 04/18/1970

Corrections Employee Rufus C. Campbell was clubbed with a chain and a 2-by-4-inch piece of lumber which had been smuggled into the youth's cottage ...

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Steve Carroll


EOW: 04/23/2004

Correctional Officer Carroll suffered a fatal heart attack after struggling with an unruly prisoner in a courtroom. He collapsed moments after phy...

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Joseph Clark


EOW: 05/08/1864

Deputy Warden Joseph Clark was struck in the head with a rock by in inmate. Deputy Warden Clark suffered a severe cut to his head, but continued hi...

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Merle E. Clutts


EOW: 10/22/1983

Officer Clutts was killed when he was repeatedly stabbed by an inmate with a homemade prison shank. The inmate was being escorted back to his cell ...

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Stanley Cole


EOW: 07/22/1978

Correctional Officer Stanley Cole, Lieutenant William Thomas and Correctional Officer Robert Conkle were stabbed to death by inmates during a riot....

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Robert Conkle


EOW: 07/22/1978

Correctional Officer Robert Conkle, Correctional Officer Stanley Cole and Lieutenant William Thomas were stabbed to death by inmates during a riot....

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Adam Conrad


EOW: 01/20/2016

Correctional Officer Adam Conrad was transporting a juvenile inmate when the transport van he was driving struck a patch of snow and ice and slid o...

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Tracy Cooper


EOW: 09/29/2010

Correctional Officer Cooper died from complications during a corrective surgery he underwent to repair an injury suffered while stopping an inmate ...

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Joseph Cushman


EOW: 10/24/1982

Corrections Employee Cushman, an agricultural worker at the Center, was found murdered after an inmate had stolen his pickup truck to make his esca...

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Harold Daniels


EOW: 02/29/1992

As reported by the Department of Justice, Daniels was struck on head by inmate; died of a ruptured aneurysm in his head.

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Richard Fordham


EOW: 05/09/1977

Correctional Officer Richard Fordham was beaten and strangled to death after being overpowered by two inmates.

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Cecil Harbison


EOW: 11/30/1984

Correctional Officer Cecil Harbison was stabbed to death as he let inmates back into their cells after they had been on the recreation yard. A conv...

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Cody Hathaway


EOW: 06/09/2003

Officer Cody Hathaway died suddenly of a massive heart attack while participating in a training exercise. He was on a platform rope during SORT te...

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Robert Hoffman Sr.


EOW: 10/22/1983

Correctional Officer Robert Hoffman and two other Officers were escorting an inmate from a recreation cage back to his cell when another inmate sli...

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Vern Jarvis


EOW: 01/26/1969

Correctional Officer Vern Jarvis was stabbed 26 times with a homemade knife while on duty in the prisoners' living quarters. His body was found hid...

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Robert Jefferson


EOW: 04/01/1971

Corrections Employee Robert Jefferson succumbed to injuries suffered in an attack in a residential building during an escape attempt. Corrections E...

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Friebert Johnke


EOW: 10/24/1933

Guard Friebert Johnke died from injuries suffered the previous day when he was hit by a car while crossing Illinois Route 4 at the Log Cabin servic...

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John Jones


EOW: 06/15/1922

Guard John Jones was killed by an inmate while waiting for the inmate to change from his uniform to work clothes after the midday meal. Guard Jones...

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Frieda King


EOW: 02/08/1983

Correctional Officer Frieda King was stabbed to death with a 12-inch long butcher knife by an inmate near the cold storage area of the kitchen at P...

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Arthur Kisro


EOW: 11/23/1965

Lieutenant Arthur Kisro, Lieutenant Lewis Paul and Correctional Officer George Wilson were killed during a riot. The incident started when a flamin...

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Peter Klein


EOW: 05/05/1926

Deputy Warden Peter Klein was stabbed and beaten to death by seven inmates in his office. The inmates had asked to see the Warden and when he enter...

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Charles Krueger


EOW: 09/07/1919

Guard Charles Krueger was shot and killed by an inmate while unlocking his cell door.

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Lawrence Kush


EOW: 07/02/1989

Correctional Officer Lawrence Kush was beaten to death by an inmate.

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Edward McAsey


EOW: 12/26/1944

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William McCasling


EOW: 11/10/1967

Correctional Officer William McCasling succumbed to injuries suffered while he was helping break up a fight between two inmates near the chapel. Of...

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Kevin McGuire


EOW: 12/31/1996

Correctional Officer Kevin McGuire was killed in an on-duty vehicular accident. He was transporting inmates when his state vehicle was hit by a dru...

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James McMurry


EOW: 12/09/1920

Guard James McMurry succumbed to injuries suffered the previous day when he was beaten by an inmate.

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Leo George Nicholas


EOW: 06/22/1932

Guard Leo Nicholas was shot and killed in the Cook County Jail by a prisoner with a smuggled handgun. Guard Nicholas was escorting the prisoner ...

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Lewis Paul


EOW: 11/23/1965

Lieutenant Lewis Paul, Lieutenant Arthur Kisro and Correctional Officer George Wilson were killed during a riot. The incident started when a flamin...

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Zoeth Skaggs


EOW: 11/24/1944

Guard Zoeth Skaggs was killed during an escape attempt by 10 inmates. The inmates made a makeshift ladder, which may have been too short for the 3...

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Leonard Tatro


EOW: 01/19/1968

Corrections Employee Leonard Tatro was stabbed to death just after midnight during an escape by two youths. The two youths used a knife which had ...

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Robert Taylor


EOW: 09/03/1987

Superintendent Robert Taylor was assaulted, stabbed and beaten to death by four inmates in the South Cell House of the Pontiac Correctional Center....

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William Thomas


EOW: 07/22/1978

Lieutenant William Thomas, Correctional Officer Stanley Cole and Correctional Officer Robert Conkle were killed during a riot at the Pontiac Correc...

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Suon "Sonny" Troeung


EOW: 10/27/1988

Corrections Employee Suon Troeung was killed when he was attacked by an inmate at the Stateville Correctional Center. An inmate overpowered Corr...

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Henry Washington


EOW: 08/01/1986

Corrections Employee Henry Washington died from injuries suffered a week earlier during an assault by an inmate. A 16-year-old inmate struck Corre...

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Virdeen Willis Jr.


EOW: 06/30/1985

Assistant Warden Virdeen Willis was shot and killed while off duty by a suspect who had been incarcerated where he was the assistant warden. The s...

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George Wilson


EOW: 11/23/1965

Correctional Officer George Wilson, Lieutenant Arthur Kisro and Lieutenant Lewis Paul were killed during a riot. The incident started when a flamin...

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James P Zeiger


EOW: 01/11/1973

Correctional Officer James Zeiger was stabbed to death while walking the 8th Gallery of Cell house B at the Stateville Correctional Center. An i...

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