Corrections Officer Robert Charles Prescott

Corrections Officer Robert Charles Prescott

Rockingham County Department of Corrections, New Hampshire

End of Watch Sunday, September 12, 1971

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Robert Charles Prescott

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.

Bio

  • Age 27
  • Tour 2 weeks
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Stabbed
  • Weapon Edged weapon; Knife
  • Offender Sentenced to 45 years to life

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Thank you for your service and rest in peace always knowing that your sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

September 12, 2020

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