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Deputy Warden John Robinson | Montana Department of Corrections - State Prison, Montana Montana Department of Corrections - State Prison, Montana

Deputy Warden

John Robinson

Montana Department of Corrections - State Prison, Montana

End of Watch: Sunday, March 8, 1908

Bio & Incident Details

Age: Not available

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Stabbed

Weapon: Edged weapon; Knife

Offender: Executed

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Deputy Warden John Robinson was stabbed to death during an escape attempt at the Montana State Prison.

He had escorted two prisoners to the wardens office to answer for some minor offence. As he closed the door both prisoners attacked both him and the warden with penknives. The warden was able to produce a pistol and shot both prisoners. Deputy Warden Robinson's jugular vein was severed and he bled to death at the scene. The warden, whose throat had been cut, was seriously injured.

Both prisoners recovered from their wounds and were convicted of Deputy Warden Robinson's murder. They were both hanged; one on June 15, 1908; the other on April 7, 1909.

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Your sacrifice for our Great State and your honorable duty will always be remembered.

Leroy Kirkegard, Warden
Montan State Prison
May 8, 2014

 

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