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“Fallen But Not Forgotten”


75 FALLEN OFFICERS FOUND IN NY


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John Allen


EOW: 03/16/2005

Corrections Officer John Allen died in March of 2005 from complications resulting from surgeries for serious injuries first sustained on July 23, 2...

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James Ascone


EOW: 05/09/1995

Correctional Officer James Ascone suffered a fatal heart attack while leading new recruits on their morning physical training session.

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George Atkins


EOW: 01/01/1929

Correctional Officer George Atkins was stabbed to death during a riot.

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Edward Beckwith


EOW: 03/05/1930

Principal Keeper Edward Beckwith was killed when he was stabbed seven times by an inmate as he stood guard over 900 inmates in the mess hall. Two o...

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Archibald Benedict


EOW: 01/09/1901

Guard Archibald Benedict was killed by a prisoner because Guard Benedict had reported him for talking in the prison cloth mill. The prisoner hit Gu...

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Anthony L. Brown


EOW: 06/18/1995

Corrections Officer Anthony Brown was shot and killed while off duty, shortly after breaking up a fight between a man and woman. After breaking up ...

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Harold Bruette


EOW: 07/27/1949

Correctional Officer Harold Bruette died after falling from the top of a guard tower. Officer Bruette had just climbed a ladder to the top of the t...

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Daniel J. Bryer


EOW: 03/29/1991

Senior Officer Specialist Daniel Bryer died after falling from the back of a truck during a training exercise for the Special Operations Response T...

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Maureen F. Callanan


EOW: 12/12/1986

Officer Callanan and Officer George Klimpel were killed when their department vehicle slid on an icy bridge and was struck by a sand truck. The of...

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Samuel Calvert


EOW: 03/17/1872

Keeper Samuel Calvert suffered a fatal stab wound by a juvenile inmate at the House of Refuge on Randall's Island. He was placing juveniles ba...

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Harvey Casler


EOW: 02/08/1877

Keeper Harvey Casler was supervising a work detail that was assigned to shovel snow from the walkway in front of the prison. One of the inmates he ...

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Jesse Christian


EOW: 07/24/1923

Officer Jesse Christian was killed when he was struck on the head during a riot in the mess hall.

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Theodore Clark Jr.


EOW: 04/22/1993

Parole Officer Theodore Clark Jr. was killed in an automobile accident while on duty. He was serving papers on a parole violator. It was a snowy da...

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Edwin Craft


EOW: 03/18/1869

Keeper Edwin Craft was escorting five inmates to work in the mess hall when he was overpowered and strangled during an escape attempt.

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Catherine Crawford


EOW: 03/05/1995

While assisting deputies under her command to break up a fight between two inmates in the jail in May of 1993, Corporal Catherine Crawford sustaine...

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Claude Cromie


EOW: 02/06/1982

Corrections Officer Claude Cromie suffered a fatal heart attack after being assaulted as he was escorting a disruptive inmate from the dairy room o...

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Edward T. Cunningham


EOW: 09/13/1971

Sergeant Cunningham died from injuries sustained in a prison riot at the Attica Prison. Sergeant Cunningham was a World War II Army veteran, havin...

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Raymond Curtis


EOW: 03/30/2000

Corrections Officer Raymond J. Curtis died in a work accident. Officer Curtis was supervising a crew clearing trees in a wildlife management area. ...

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John J. D'Arcangelo


EOW: 09/13/1971

Correction Officer D'Arcangelo died from injuries sustained in a prison riot at Attica Prison. Six other Correction Officers were also killed durin...

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Kimberly DiCerbo


EOW: 07/14/1995

Correction Officer Kimberly DiCerbo was shot in the head and killed by a fellow Corrections Officer who lost control in the Employee Housing Unit a...

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James Donovan


EOW: 03/21/1940

Kitchen Keeper James Donovan was killed when he was struck on the head by an inmate using an eight-pound iron handle from a machine.

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Sharyn Dover


EOW: 10/13/1999

Parole Officer Sharyn Dover was killed while returning from a firearms range. Her vehicle hit a guard rail on the freeway, flipped over and burst i...

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Kenny Duncan


EOW: 04/22/2008

Correction Officer Kenneth Duncan was shot and killed outside his home by two men who were attempting to steal his motorcycle. The murder occurred ...

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George Durnford


EOW: 12/11/1929

Principal Keeper George Durnford was shot and killed by rioting inmates who had taken the prison's Warden hostage during an escape plot.

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James Durnin


EOW: 11/17/1927

Principal Keeper James Durnin was stabbed by an inmate with a shank as he stood guard outside the prison mess hall.

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Charles Ernst


EOW: 05/04/1874

On April 30th, Officer Charles Ernst was attacked by a prisoner that was condemned to hang for a murder the next day. The prisoner attacked Ernst ...

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Ronald Flemming


EOW: 08/20/1978

Correction Officer Ronald Fleming was mortally wounded when he attempted to break up a disturbance on a Hudson River Day Cruiser. The male friend ...

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Renard George


EOW: 07/24/1993

Correction Officer Renard George was killed while in a rental car with another Officer. Officer George was fatally shot twice in the back by a gun...

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Charles Gunter


EOW: 04/17/1919

Officer Charles Gunter was struck on the head with the brass nozzle of a fire hose and killed during an escape attempt in the dining hall of the fa...

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Chris Hamilton


EOW: 09/26/2001

Correctional Sergeant Hamilton died after becoming ill following a mandatory physical test for the CERT.

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Elmer G. Hardie


EOW: 09/13/1971

Mr. Hardie died while being held hostage by inmates during a prison riot.

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Cherylann Harding


EOW: 07/14/1995

Correction Officer Cherylann Ferguson Harding died of gunshot wounds to the head inflicted by a fellow Correction Officer who lost control in the ...

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John Hart


EOW: 09/09/2002

Sergeant John Hart suffered a fatal heart attack while supervising prison work crews that were assisting in fighting a forest fire. Sergeant Heart ...

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John Hartye


EOW: 04/14/1941

Guard John Hartye was shot and killed by three inmates who smuggled revolvers into the prison to use in an attempt to escape. One of the convicts w...

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Herbert W. Jones Jr.


EOW: 09/13/1971

Mr. Jones died while being held hostage by inmates during a prison riot.

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George H. Klimpel


EOW: 12/12/1986

Officer George Klimpel and Officer Maureen Callanan were killed when their department vehicle slid on an icy bridge and was struck by a sand truck....

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Richard Lewis


EOW: 09/13/1971

Correctional Officer Richard Lewis died from injuries sustained in the Attica Prison riot of September 1971. Six other Correctional Officers were a...

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Anthony Libertone


EOW: 06/12/1986

Parole Officer Anthony Libertone suffered a fatal heart attack while visiting a school to advise a student who was on parole. Parole Officer Lib...

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Peter Mallon


EOW: 11/03/1926

Warden Peter Mallon and Keeper Jeremiah Murphy were shot and killed when three prisoners tried to escape. Pistols had been smuggled into the jail f...

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Bruce Mayo


EOW: 10/03/1993

Parole Agent Bruce Mayo was shot and killed when he intervened in a physical altercation involving two people.

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Daniel McCarthy


EOW: 06/24/1916

Guard Daniel McCarthy was shot and killed by an escaping inmate who was awaiting execution. The suspect had been sentenced to death for the murders...

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William McConnell


EOW: 11/26/1932

Deputy Warden William McConnell was shot and killed as a prisoner attempted to escape. The prisoner's wife had smuggled in a .32-caliber revolver. ...

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Hugh McGovern


EOW: 10/29/1900

Keeper Hugh McGovern died from injuries sustained when he was hit in the head with a cut away piece of bar. The suspect's girlfriend had smuggled a...

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George McKelvey


EOW: 05/06/1880

Keeper George McKelvey was stabbed and killed by an inmate as Keeper McKelvey was handcuffing the inmate in his cell as a disciplinary accident.

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Arturo Meyers


EOW: 06/17/1993

Correction Officer Arturo Meyers sustained a fatal gunshot wound in the back when he intervened in a street altercation.

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John G. Monteleone


EOW: 09/13/1971

Mr. Monteleone died while being held hostage by inmates during a prison riot.

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George Motchan


EOW: 09/15/1975

Correction Officer George Motchan was shot by an escaping inmate whom Officer Motchan and another Officer had escorted to the hospital's dental cli...

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Jeremiah Murphy


EOW: 11/03/1926

Keeper Jeremiah Murphy and Warden Peter Mallon were shot and killed when three prisoners tried to escape. Pistols had been smuggled into the jail f...

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Frank Mydlarz


EOW: 08/01/1999

Correctional Officer Frank Mydlarz died from a massive heart attack on August 1, 1999 while responding to an alarm to break up an inmate altercatio...

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Daniel Nickerson


EOW: 03/25/1934

Guard Daniel Nickerson died as a result of injuries suffered when he was stabbed while trying to help fellow Officers who were attacked while searc...

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Charles North


EOW: 12/12/1917

Superintendent Doctor Charles North was fatally stabbed in the back with a chisel by an inmate after he had just finished a conversation with that ...

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Dennis O'Brien


EOW: 01/11/1904

Keeper Dennis O'Brien was struck and killed by a train while searching for two escaped prisoners. Kepper O'Brien had spent the day at the Bluff P...

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Donna Payant


EOW: 05/15/1981

Officer Payant was attacked, strangled, and killed by a prisoner who was serving three consecutive life sentences for kidnapping and murdering two ...

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Peter Petrosino


EOW: 10/24/1991

Correctional Officer Peter Petrosino died after being exposed to inmates with drug-resistant tuberculosis at the Auburn Correctional Facility hospi...

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Casimiro Pomales


EOW: 01/28/2011

Corrections Officer Casimiro Pomales was killed in an automobile accident as he and another officer transported an inmate to a medical appointment....

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Batholomew B Purdy


EOW: 03/29/1875

On the night of Marcy 29, 1875, NYC Department of Charities & Correction (later NYC DOC) Prison Keeper Bartholomew B. Purdy died of a ruptured aort...

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William E. Quinn


EOW: 09/11/1971

Officer Quinn was struck on the head and killed by inmates during the first day of the Attica riot.

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Stanley Rhem


EOW: 06/10/1991

Correctional Captain Stanley Rhem was shot in the chest and killed while chasing two armed muggers who had attempted to rob a friend of Captain Rhe...

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Brian Rooney


EOW: 10/10/1985

Parole Officer Brian Rooney was shot and killed as revenge for revoking the parole and returning to prison the leader of a notorious Queens drug ri...

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Peter Rotolo


EOW: 09/20/1974

Sergeant Peter Rotolo suffered a fatal heart attack breaking up a fight between two inmates in the kitchen.

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Robert M Skelton, Jr


EOW: 06/23/1972

Sergeant Skelton was killed when his patrol car was struck head on by a vehicle being operated by an intoxicated driver. On the rainy evening on...

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Rudolph Smith


EOW: 12/18/1978

Correction Officer Rudolph Smith, 19-year veteran, was slain attempting to halt the robbery of Hyvinn Tavern in his Brooklyn neighborhood. The off...

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Rudolph Smith


EOW: 12/18/1978

Correction Officer Rudolph Smith, 19-year veteran, was slain attempting to halt the robbery of Hyvinn Tavern in his Brooklyn neighborhood. The off...

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Vincent Spinelli


EOW: 08/06/1992

While attempting to restrain a combative inmate, Deputy Sergeant Spinelli was struck in the chest by a severe blow that caused him to suffer a mass...

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Barry Sutherland


EOW: 12/13/1976

Parole Officer Barry Sutherland was shot and killed by a parole violator whom Officer Sutherland was attempting to take into custody.

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Carl W. Valone


EOW: 09/13/1971

Officer Valone died from injuries sustained in a prison riot at the Attica Prison.

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Nancy Vial


EOW: 08/05/1977

Mrs. Vial had been employed less than one year when she was strangled by an inmate in the food service area.

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Joseph Weitekamp


EOW: 03/29/1922

Shop Foreman Joseph Weitekamp dies from burns and smoke inhalation sustained 11 days earlier fighting a fire in the clothing shop. After inmates h...

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Elon Werner


EOW: 09/13/1971

Mr. Werner died while being held hostage by inmates during a prison riot.

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Ronald D. Werner


EOW: 09/13/1971

Officer Werner died from injuries sustained in a prison riot at the Attica Prison.

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Harrison W. Whalen


EOW: 10/09/1971

Officer Whalen died from injuries sustained in a prison riot at the Attica Prison.

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Nellie Wicks


EOW: 09/27/1906

Head Attendant Nellie Wicks was stabbed to death by an inmate at the Matteawan State Hospital for the Criminally Insane. Attendant Wicks is the...

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Kerry Winters


EOW: 09/22/2016

Corrections Sergeant Kerry Winters was part of the Department's Correctional Emergency Response Team (CERT) and Dive Team. On September 22nd while...

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Jeffrey Woolson


EOW: 03/19/2009

Parole Officer Jeffrey Woolson was killed in an on-duty vehicle accident. Officer Woolson was traveling to an assignment when he lost control of hi...

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Augustus T Wright


EOW: 07/11/1861

Keeper Augustus Wright was struck and killed with an iron bar during an escape attempt at the iron ore processing plant at Clinton State Prison

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