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.


  • 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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Every time I pay a moment of silence, I think of you sir! As a former Rockingham County Corrections Officer, you inspired me. We were the same age and I also went through my fair share of trauma in that Jail. This is to show that us Jail “guards” are part of the picture that is Law Enforcement! Thank you brother for paying the ultimate sacrifice, you’re my hero. I now have moved on to the darker colored uniform but I was a CO first. I will always remember that for the rest of my life.

Officer Polanco
Brentwood NH Police Department

September 8, 2019

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