Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 15 years
Badge # Not available
Weapon: Edged weapon; Shank
Offender: Sentenced to life
Correctional Officer Samuel Reed was stabbed to death by an inmate at the Iowa State Penitentiary.
The inmate was sentenced to prison in 1960 for 25 years for a robbery conviction. In 1965 he received an additional 40 years for stabbing a fellow inmate to death. A life term was added April 24th, 1970, when he was convicted of Officer Reed's murder.
Officer Reed had served with the Iowa Department of Corrections for 15 years.