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19 FALLEN OFFICERS FOUND IN KS


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Mark Avery


EOW: 05/23/1993

Corrections Officer Mark Avery sustained fatal head injuries when he was attacked by inmates with weights and Q-balls in the recreation building of...

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Edgar Barr


EOW: 03/19/1917

Correctional Officer Edgar Barr was stabbed to death by an inmate, with a wood chisel, after they had an altercation over a pair of shoes. The inma...

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David Burns


EOW: 12/15/1923

Parole Officer David W. Burns succumbed to gunshot wounds sustained the previous day while transporting a prisoner from Texarkana, Texas to the Kan...

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Christopher Cooper


EOW: 04/07/2011

Senior Officer Christopher Cooper suffered a fatal heart attack while participating in a Special Operations Response Team (SORT) training exercise ...

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Gene Goldsberry


EOW: 08/05/1993

Court Security Officer Gene Goldsberry was shot in the head and killed when an armed man entered the Frank Carlson Federal Building in Topeka, Kans...

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Robert Hurd


EOW: 10/11/1981

Correctional Officer Robert Hurd was stabbed to death by an inmate who was seeking revenge for a disciplinary report that Officer Hurd was about to...

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John Johnson


EOW: 09/29/1974

Correctional Officer John Johnson was stabbed to death while locking up inmates for the night at 2100 hours. One of the inmates struck Officer John...

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Henry Kenaga


EOW: 06/20/1954

Correctional Officer Henry Kenaga was shot and killed while attempting to prevent a prison escape. Several inmates had stormed the visitors' room w...

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Andrew Leonard


EOW: 11/14/1922

Captain Andrew Leonard was stabbed to death by an inmate while searching for the inmate after he had stabbed another Officer. Captain Leonard, arme...

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Donald Martin


EOW: 08/19/1978

Correctional Officer Donald Martin died as a result of an attack by an inmate who had taken a woman hostage during an escape attempt. On August 14t...

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William Owens


EOW: 10/05/1905

Correctional Officer William Owens succumbed to injuries received the previous day when he was assaulted during an escape attempt. He had taken a p...

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Irvin Powell


EOW: 03/19/1995

Deputy Jailer Irvin Powell was fatally shot by inmates on a work crew during an escape attempt.

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Cory Allen Ricks


EOW: 01/13/2006

Officer Ricks was killed in an automobile accident while transporting a juvenile prisoner. Officer Ricks' department vehicle struck another vehicle...

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Wayne Selle


EOW: 07/31/1973

Correctional Officer Wayne Selle was stabbed to death by an inmate with a shank while he was at the scene of a disturbance in one of the cell house...

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Andrew F Turner


EOW: 03/26/1916

Correctional Officer Andrew Turner was killed when a prisoner at Leavenworth Federal Prison, Kansas, stabbed him in the mess hall. The suspect w...

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Joseph B Waldrupe


EOW: 11/16/1901

Correctional Officer Joseph Waldrupe succumbed to gunshot wounds sustained several days earlier during an attack by inmates while supervision a cre...

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Robert George Warnke


EOW: 06/20/1929

Corrections Employee Robert Warnke was killed after being beaten by an inmate yielding an iron bar at the United States Penitentiary in Leavenworth...

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Paul J Weber


EOW: 10/19/1976

Officer Weber was stabbed to death while supervising a parolee who had been asked to move out of his mother's home by his mother. As the two walk...

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Lee White


EOW: 07/26/1928

Guard White was shot and killed while participating in a search for two escaped convicts from the Hutchinson State Reformatory. He had been superv...

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