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Prison Guard Ephriam Allison | Missouri Department of Corrections, Missouri Missouri Department of Corrections, Missouri

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Ephriam Allison

Missouri Department of Corrections, Missouri

End of Watch: Friday, November 24, 1905

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 69

Tour: 16 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun; .45 caliber

Offender: Apprehended

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Guard Ephriam Ephriam Allison and Guard John Clay were shot and killed during an escape attempt by inmates.

The inmates had been smuggled four revolvers, ammunition, and explosives into the Missouri State Penitentiary. After the murders, the inmates were apprehended by citizens in front of the prison. Three of the inmates were convicted of murder and hanged on June 27, 1907.

One of the three who was hanged was a member of the Morrison-Rosenau Gang, which was responsible for the murders of Detective Thomas Dwyer, Detective James McCluskey, and Detective John Shea, of the St. Louis Police Department, on October 21, 1904.

Officer Allison had served with the agency for 16 years and had previously served as a confederate soldier in the Civil War and was survived by his wife and children. He is buried in Englewood Cemetery, Clinton, Henry County, Missouri.

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 106th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya




Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater, PPD, eow 4/24/05
November 24, 2011

 

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