Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 2 weeks
Badge # Not available
Weapon: Edged weapon; Knife
Offender: Sentenced to 45 years to life
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.
The 40-year-old suspect was convicted of second degree murder and sentenced to 45 years to life.
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.