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“Fallen But Not Forgotten”


20 FALLEN OFFICERS FOUND IN OH


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Eric Bowling


EOW: 02/02/1984

Supervisor Eric Bowling was beaten to death by an inmate using a ten-gauge bar of sheet metal. The inmate admitted the murder to a Corrections Offi...

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Samuel P Chesshir


EOW: 04/19/1948

Guard Samuel Chessir and Guard Waltzer Zimmer were stabbed to death by an inmate. The warden reported that the inmate just went berserk for no app...

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Thomas Davis Jr.


EOW: 06/26/1992

Correctional Officer Thomas Davis, Jr. was stabbed to death by an inmate. Officer Davis worked at Mansfield Correctional Institution. He was 47 at ...

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Mike Douds


EOW: 04/05/2003

Officer Mike Douds suffered a fatal heart attack while he and other Officers struggled with an inmate. The prisoner, who was being held in a segreg...

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Kara Sue Fador


EOW: 04/12/1997

After responding to an "officer down" alarm, Correctional Officer Kara Fador suffered a sudden fatal cardiac arrest. Responding staff and medical ...

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Frank Hanger


EOW: 10/06/1926

Guard Frank Hanger succumbed to injuries sustained four days earlier when one of four inmates struck him on the head with an iron bar as they attem...

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Bonita Haynes


EOW: 08/06/1996

Correctional Case Manager Bonita Haynes was assaulted in her office and killed.

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Daniel Heavey


EOW: 01/19/1865

Guard Daniel Heavey was stabbed to death by an inmate inside of the Ohio State Penitentiary in Mansfield, Ohio. The inmate was serving a life ...

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William Hesson


EOW: 04/29/2009

Corrections Officer William Hesson died from injuries he sustained during an altercation with a juvenile inmate. The juvenile inmate kneed Officer...

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Shirlene Jenkins


EOW: 02/11/1997

Correctional Officer Shirlene Jenkins suffered a fatal heart attack following an incident in which she and two fellow Officers were trying to restr...

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Wayne Mitchell


EOW: 02/02/2001

Correctional Officer Wayne Mitchell was killed when the prisoner transport van in which he was riding was involved in an accident.

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James Salvino Jr.


EOW: 02/17/2001

Deputy James Salvino Jr. was transporting inmates when the vehicle he was driving was struck by a "semi" tractor trailer, causing Deputy Salvino to...

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Arthur Sprouse


EOW: 07/24/1973

Correctional Officer Arthur Sprouse was shot and killed by an inmate who was able to obtain a firearm. The inmate then held three Officers hostage ...

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Dennis S. Stemen


EOW: 07/05/1994

Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction Correctional Officer Dennis Stemen was killed in a vehicle accident while transporting an inmate f...

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Beverly Jo Taylor


EOW: 06/07/1990

Corrections Employee Beverly Jo Taylor, a prison teacher, was stabbed to death by an inmate.

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Gary P Underwood


EOW: 07/24/1973

Officer Underwood was accidentally shot and killed by another officer as guards overpowered an inmate who was holding him and two other guards host...

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Robert Vallandingham


EOW: 04/17/1993

Corrections Officer Robert Vallandingham was murdered at Southern Ohio Correctional Facility in Lucasville. Officer Vallandingham was one of (init...

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Robert A White


EOW: 04/27/1979

Officer White was shot and killed while conducting a surveillance operation on a parolee. A suspect attacked him from behind and shot him with his...

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Urban Wilford


EOW: 11/03/1926

Guard Urban Wilford was shot and killed at the Ohio State Reformatory in Mansfield during and escape attempt. A former prisoner, who was out on pa...

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Walter W Zimmer


EOW: 04/19/1948

Guard Walter Zimmer and Guard Samuel Chesshir were stabbed to death by an inmate. The warden said the inmate just went berserk for no apparent rea...

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