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Officer Connie Prock | California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, California California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, California

Officer

Connie Prock

California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, California

End of Watch: Wednesday, June 26, 1963

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 23

Tour: 3 months

Badge # Not available

Military veteran

Cause: Stabbed

Weapon: Edged weapon; Shank

Offender: Sentenced to 5 years to life

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Officer Connie Prock was stabbed to death at the Deuel Vocational Institution near Tracy, California.

He was working in a cell block where 32 inmates were free to walk around. He was escorting inmates to the shower in groups of four when he was attacked by two of the inmates. He was stabbed numerous times in the neck, back, chest, and face. Although wounded, he was able to break free and run down two flights of stairs. He collapsed at his sergeant's feet and identified one his attackers by the man's nickname. He was transported to the prison hospital where he succumbed to his wounds a short time later.

The two 19-year-old inmates were identified based on the information Officer Prock provided and through additional investigation. Both men were found guilty of second degree murder and sentenced to 5 years to life on December 20, 1963.

Officer Prock was a U.S. Air Force veteraen and had only served with the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation for only three months. He was survived by his wife and parents.

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Lord, when it’s time to go inside,
That place of steel and stone.
I pray that you will keep me safe,
So I won’t walk alone.
Help me to do my duty,
Please watch me on my rounds.
Amongst those perilous places
And slamming steel door sounds.
God, Keep my fellow Officers
Well and free from harm.
Let them know I’ll be there too,
Whenever there’s alarm.
Above all when I walk my beat,
No matter where I roam.
Let me go back whence I came,
To family and home.

RIP We have the watch now

Correctional Officer 84804
California Dept.Of Corrections
July 5, 2016

 

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