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“Fallen But Not Forgotten”


7 FALLEN OFFICERS FOUND IN WA


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Jayme Biendl


EOW: 01/29/2011

Correctional Officer Jayme Biendl was strangled to death in the Monroe Correctional Facility's chapel by an inmate during an escape attempt. The in...

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Herbert Briggs


EOW: 02/12/1934

Guard Briggs was taken hostage and later murdered by inmates attempting an escape. This incident later became known as the "Lincoln’s Day Massacre....

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William Cross


EOW: 06/15/1979

Sergeant William Cross died in the line of duty on June 15,1979 as he attempted to assist a fellow officer during a prison disturbance at the Washi...

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Michael Erdahl


EOW: 05/29/1985

Parole Officer Michael Erdahl was shot and killed in his home, then his home was set on fire and destroyed. Officer Erdahl served as a Parole Offi...

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Al Gruber


EOW: 02/16/1953

Al Gruber, Business Manager at the Washington State Penitentiary died on February 16, 1953 from injuries he received from an inmate-made bomb. The ...

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Roger Sanders


EOW: 09/01/1978

Lieutenant Roger Sanders succumbed to injuries received three weeks earlier when a bomb exploded in the Department of Education building. The bomb...

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William S. Warfield


EOW: 11/17/1970

Lieutenant Warfield died of a heart attack after an offender kicked him in the chest. The inmate was sentenced to the death penalty and Lt. Warfiel...

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