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Correctional Officer Arthur Sprouse | Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction, Ohio Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction, Ohio

Correctional Officer

Arthur Sprouse

Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction, Ohio

End of Watch: Tuesday, July 24, 1973

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 40

Tour: 11 months

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun; .25 caliber

Offender: Sentenced to life

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Officer Sprouse was shot and killed by an inmate who was able to obtain a firearm. The inmate then held three guards hostage for more than an hour. When guards rushed the suspect and subdued him, Officer Gary Underwood was accidentally shot and killed by one of the guards.

A guard who had recently been fired was charged with smuggling the gun to the inmate. The inmate, who was serving a life sentence for murder, received another life sentence August 15, 1973, when convicted of murdering Officer Sprouse.

Office Sprouse had served with the agency for 11 months. He was survived by his wife and five children.

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Correctional Officer Gary P. Underwood
Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction, Ohio
End of Watch: Tuesday, July 24, 1973
Cause: Gunfire (Accidental)

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Art was a dear friend of my parents. He and his family were members of our church. My dad was pastor. It was a terrible thing and an awful funeral to go thru. Art was a very dedicated christian and a fine person. We who knew him still think about him and his family often.

Wayne Carver Sr
Family friend
April 21, 2014

 

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