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Officer Herman Lester Toulson, Jr. | Maryland Division of Correction, Maryland Maryland Division of Correction, Maryland


Herman Lester Toulson, Jr.

Maryland Division of Correction, Maryland

End of Watch: Saturday, October 6, 1984

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 39

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Military veteran

Cause: Stabbed

Weapon: Edged weapon; Shank

Offender: Sentenced to 66 years

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Officer Herman Toulson was stabbed to death at the Maryland State Penitentiary as he and another guard attempted to return several inmates to their cells.

The guards were attacked with homemade knives and Officer Toulson received fatal stab wounds. A second officer was also wounded in the attack. The suspect, a 25 year-old convicted murderer, was convicted and sentenced to serve 66 years for the stabbing.

Officer Toulson was a decorated Vietnam War veteran.

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Wow, I'm at work reflecting it has been 33 years. I was in high school at that time. 7 years later I become a correctional officer . May God continue to bless the family...

C/O 2 retired J.Worthan
Baltimore City Detention Center
February 17, 2017


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