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11 FALLEN OFFICERS FOUND IN MO


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Jason Acton


EOW: 06/22/2000

Sheriff Jason Acton and his colleague, Jail Supervisor Leon Egley, were killed during an attempted jail break at the rural Randolph County Jail. Bo...

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Harold Atkinson


EOW: 01/20/1975

Lieutenant Harold Atkinson was stabbed to death by inmates. After he failed to turn in his radio a search was conducted for him. His body was found...

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Debra Collins


EOW: 03/04/2011

District Administrator Debra Collins was killed in an automobile accident on US 67 near Fredericktown, Missouri, while en route to Poplar Bluff for...

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Leon Egley


EOW: 06/22/2000

Jail Supervisor Leon Egley and his colleague, Deputy Sheriff Jason Acton, were killed during an attempted jail break at the rural Randolph County J...

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Walter Farrow


EOW: 07/16/1979

Correctional Officer Walter Farrow was stabbed to death in the prison commissary.

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David Gwin


EOW: 06/24/2007

Chief Jailer David Gwin died as a result of a heart attack he suffered following a struggle with a prisoner. The inmate had been arrested for drun...

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James Hopkins II


EOW: 08/20/1998

Correctional Officer James Hopkins II was killed in an on-duty accident while transporting inmates when the state vehicle he was driving was hit by...

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Thomas Jackson Sr


EOW: 07/03/1983

On July 3, 1983 Correctional Officer Thomas Jackson, assigned to the Moberly Correctional Center, entered the B wing of Housing Unit 2 in order to ...

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Henry Thierry Sr


EOW: 07/10/1970

Guard Officer I Henry Thierry Sr. was killed when he was assaulted by two inmates who were attempting to escape. Officer Thierry was found under a...

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Rodney Welch


EOW: 01/14/2002

Correctional Officer Rodney Welch died from a heart attack after responding to a disturbance within the Algoa facility. Officer Welch served wit...

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Laura Whittingham


EOW: 12/06/2007

While transporting two inmates to Howell County from a Missouri Department of Corrections Facility, the driver of the transport vehicle lost contro...

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