Bio & Incident Details
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Weapon: Edged weapon; Shank
Offender: Sentenced to 66 years
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.