Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 6 years
Badge # Not available
Cause: Heart attack
Captain William Zimmerman suffered a fatal heart attack minutes after struggling with an inmate at the Iowa Men's Reformatory in Anamosa.
He and other officers had to forcibly remove an inmate from his cell in order to move him to isolation. As they attempted to remove him from the cell the man struggled with the officers and then attempted to hold onto the cell's bars and railings.
Minutes after getting the man into isolation Captain Zimmerman collapsed.
Captain Zimmerman had served with the Iowa Department of Corrections for six years. He was survived by his wife and four children.