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Deputy Sheriff Phillip J. Pence | Hamilton County Sheriff's Office, Ohio Hamilton County Sheriff's Office, Ohio

Deputy Sheriff

Phillip J. Pence

Hamilton County Sheriff's Office, Ohio

End of Watch: Sunday, June 10, 1984

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 26

Tour: 3 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Stabbed

Incident Date: 6/9/1984

Weapon: Edged weapon; Shank

Offender: Executed in 2004

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Deputy Phillip Pence was stabbed to death by an inmate while conducting searches of cells for weapons.

He was stabbed as he entered the cell by the suspect who had warned earlier that he would kill the next person to come into his cell. Deputy Pence was stabbed in the chest with a shank fashioned from a metal bucket handle.

The suspect was sentenced to death and executed on June 8, 2004.

Deputy Pence had served with the Hamilton County Sheriff's Department for 3 years. He is survived by his mother.

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Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
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GOD Bless

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June 15, 2015

 

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