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“Fallen But Not Forgotten”


18 FALLEN OFFICERS FOUND IN VA


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Shirley Avent


EOW: 01/27/2011

Warden Shirley Avent had just attended a Regional Warden's meeting at Deep Meadow Correctional Center. She was en route back to Lunenburg Correcti...

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Ronald Barnes


EOW: 03/16/1975

Correctional Officer Ronald Barnes was beaten to death during an escape attempt.

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Archer Belcher


EOW: 02/17/1912

Guard Archer Belcher succumbed to injuries inflicted one month earlier when he was beaten by three inmates while overseeing a work crew of a convic...

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Hilton Bland


EOW: 09/11/1963

Correctional Officer Edward Bland died three days after having been beaten by an inmate. Officer Bland never regained consciousness in the hospital...

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Clyde Broughman


EOW: 07/21/2006

Officer Broughman was killed in an automobile accident while en route to pick up kitchen equipment for the Department. His vehicle collided with a ...

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Rudolpho Guillen Jr.


EOW: 06/14/1982

Regional Administrator Rudolpho Guillen was shot and killed by unknown assailants in the Regional Office.

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Gregory Gunter


EOW: 12/25/1982

Corrections Employee Gregory Gunter was stabbed to death when rival gangs from New York City and Washington, D.C. got into a fight in the dining fa...

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Hugh Johnson


EOW: 01/19/1965

Assistant Superintendent Hugh Johnson and Corrections Employee James Vanneter were stabbed to death while working in the industrial shop of Virgini...

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Francis Kibler


EOW: 12/19/1929

Guard Francis Kibler was struck and killed by a vehicle while en route from Convict Road Camp #11 to the town of Culpeper. He was riding on the tra...

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Charles Leonard


EOW: 09/22/1932

Guard Charles Leonard succumbed to head injuries sustained one week earlier when he was assaulted during an escape attempt. Three inmates in the ca...

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Raul Monte


EOW: 11/22/1971

Captain Raul Monte was shot and killed in the Powhatan County Courthouse while assisting another Officer subdue a prisoner who was attempting to es...

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Samuel Pickels


EOW: 07/23/1971

Supervisor Samuel Pickels was strangled to death in the metal shop by unknown assailants. An inmate located his body on the shop floor and alerted ...

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Eric Sutphin


EOW: 08/21/2006

Corporal Sutphin was killed while participating in a massive manhunt for an escaped inmate who had shot and killed an unarmed Montgomery Regional H...

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M.C. Taylor


EOW: 12/24/1957

Correctional Officer M.C. Taylor died when he fell from the east wall tower of the Virginia State Penitentiary.

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Dennis Toombs II


EOW: 02/14/2015

On February 14th Officer Toombs arrived at an inmate work site to pick up nine inmates from work duty. The inmates loaded into the Virginia Depart...

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James C. Vanneter


EOW: 01/18/1965

Corrections Employee James Vanneter and Assistant Superintendent Hugh Johnson were stabbed to death while working at the Virginia State Penitentiar...

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James "Bo" Weaver


EOW: 06/27/2005

Lieutenant James Weaver was shot and killed with his own service weapon during a struggle with a juvenile prisoner. Lieutenant Weaver was returnin...

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Supra Woodroof


EOW: 02/29/1908

Guard Supra Woodroof was killed when he fell from the wall of the Virginia State Penitentiary in Richmond, Virginia. He suffered a fractured skull...

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