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Corrections Officer Robert Charles Prescott | Rockingham County Department of Corrections, New Hampshire Rockingham County Department of Corrections, New Hampshire

Corrections Officer

Robert Charles Prescott

Rockingham County Department of Corrections, New Hampshire

End of Watch: Sunday, September 12, 1971

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 27

Tour: 2 weeks

Badge # Not available

Cause: Stabbed

Weapon: Edged weapon; Knife

Offender: Sentenced to 45 years to life

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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.

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Thank you for honorably serving in our country's Air Force and Law Enforcement. RIP

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