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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

Incident Date: 9/12/1971

Weapon: Edged weapon; Knife

Suspect: Not available

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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.

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 your service and unselfish sacrifice for your fellow man! You belong to HIM now and forever! May your family and friends find comfort and peace in that fact. God Bless!

Rev. Steven R. Closs, D.D.
Retired Captain, Nashua Police Department, Nashua, NH
June 9, 2013

 

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