Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 2 weeks
Badge # Not available
Incident Date: 9/12/1971
Weapon: Edged weapon; Knife
Suspect: Not available
Officer Prescott was stabbed to death in the line of duty.
Officer Prescott was on duty at the Rockingham County Jail when a prisoner, using a makeshift knife, stabbed him to death. He died from his injuries before he reached the Exeter Hospital.
Officer Prescott had been a guard at the Rockingham County House of Corrections for two weeks. He was also a Newmarket Police Officer and a former University of New Hampshire Campus Police Officer. He had also served as a member of the United States Air Force.