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Correctional Officer William H. Owens | Kansas Department of Corrections, Kansas Kansas Department of Corrections, Kansas

Correctional Officer

William H. Owens

Kansas Department of Corrections, Kansas

End of Watch: Thursday, October 5, 1905

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 50

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Assault

Incident Date: 10/4/1905

Weapon: Person

Offender: Apprehended

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Officer Owens succumbed to injuries received the previous day when he was assaulted during an escape attempt. He had taken a prisoner outside of the state penitentiary in Lansing, Kansas, to do survey work. In an attempt to escape, the inmate struck Officer Owens in the chest, causing internal bleeding and triggering a heart attack. The suspect was taken into custody and charged with felonious assault.

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