Bio & Incident Details
Tour: Not available
Badge # Not available
Incident Date: 7/23/1970
Weapon: Edged weapon; Shank
Suspect: Not available
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.
Related Line of Duty Deaths
Officer John V. Mills
Correctional Officer Leo G Davis