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Correctional Officer William C. Shull | California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, California California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, California

Correctional Officer

William C. Shull

California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, California

End of Watch: Thursday, July 23, 1970

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 40

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Stabbed

Weapon: Edged weapon; Shank

Offender: Not available

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Officer Shull was beaten and stabbed to death at Soledad Prison by inmates in retaliation for the deaths of three inmates the previous year. Officer Shull was stabbed more than forty times with a metal file which had been sharpened into a shank.

Officer John Mills was beaten to death on January 16, 1970, in retaliation for the same three deaths.

On July 21, 1971, Officer Leo Davis was stabbed to death at the San Quentin State Prison while guarding a prisoner who was a witness to Officer Shull's murder. Three inmates were attempting to gain access to the prisoner's hospital cell to murder him and attacked Officer Davis in an attempted to get his keys.

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Related Line of Duty Deaths

Officer John V. Mills
California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, California
End of Watch: Friday, January 16, 1970
Cause: Assault

Correctional Officer Leo G Davis
California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, California
End of Watch: Wednesday, July 21, 1971
Cause: Stabbed

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WILLIAM C SHULL Dad You are a father who is alway missed...Love you alway

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July 24, 2016

 

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