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Night Watchman Wilfred Gerrior | Massachusetts Department of Correction, Massachusetts Massachusetts Department of Correction, Massachusetts

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Wilfred Gerrior

Massachusetts Department of Correction, Massachusetts

End of Watch: Monday, February 13, 1928

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 46

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Assault

Weapon: Person

Offender: Apprehended

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Night Watchman Gerrior and Night Supervisor were beaten to death at the State Hospital for the Criminally Insane in Bridgewater, Massachusetts, by six escaping inmates.

Watchman Gerrior was making his rounds when he encountered one of the inmates trying to scale a cell wall. The inmate attacked him and strangled him to death. The inmate then took Watchman Gerrior's keys and freed five other inmates.

As the group fled they were confronted by Supervisor Amlaw. Several of the inmates attacked him and beat him to death with an iron leg from a cell cot. The inmates also attacked and injured three more guards. All of the inmates were eventually apprehended.

Watchman Gerrior was survived by his wife, daughter, and three sons.

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 84th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never dimishes respect and your memory will always be honored and revered.

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05
February 13, 2012

 

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