Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 1 year
Badge # Not available
Weapon: Edged weapon
Offender: Sentenced to life
Correctional Officer William Quilliams was stabbed to death by an inmate serving a life sentence for murder at the West Virginia State Penitentiary.
He was attempting to break up a fight when the inmate stabbed him. The inmate was convicted of first degree murder and received another life sentence on June 20, 1973.
Officer Quilliams was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War and Vietnam War. He had served with the West Virginia Division of Corrections for one year and was survived by his wife and two children.