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Corrections Employee James Wieden | California Department of the Youth Authority, California California Department of the Youth Authority, California

Corrections Employee

James Wieden

California Department of the Youth Authority, California

End of Watch: Sunday, December 5, 1965

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 45

Tour: Not available

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Military veteran

Cause: Assault

Incident Date: 12/2/1965

Weapon: Blunt object; Iron pipe

Offender: Apprehended

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Corrections Employee James Wieden died from injuries he sustained three days earlier when he was assaulted by two students as they escaped on from the Preston School of Industry in Ione, California.

The two 17-year-old suspects beat him into unconsciousness with an iron pipe. They were apprehended two days later in Santa Ana.

Corrections Employee Wieden is survived by his wife and two daughters. He served as a medic in the Pacific theater during World War II.

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