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Correctional Officer William Edger Quilliams | West Virginia Division of Corrections, West Virginia West Virginia Division of Corrections, West Virginia

Correctional Officer

William Edger Quilliams

West Virginia Division of Corrections, West Virginia

End of Watch: Thursday, October 5, 1972

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 43

Tour: 1 year

Badge # Not available

Military veteran

Cause: Stabbed

Weapon: Edged weapon

Offender: Sentenced to life

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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.

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The inmate name was Bobby Gene Jarvis. I am the Correctional Officers son. I still love and miss my dad. He had just retired from the U. S. Army one year and five days before he was killed. Was a Vietnam War Veteran and a Korean War veteran. My brother was a police officer for 30 years, his son was a police officer for 8 years, I have a degree in Criminal Justice. / Law Enforcement, and my son is certified and has worked as a Correctional Officers in Alabama and West Virginia. I drive a 18 wheeler now. May my dad and all of the other fallen officers rest in peace.

Warren Quilliams
Son of a Fallen Officer
March 31, 2015


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