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Corrections Employee Nellie Wicks | New York State Department of Correctional Services, New York New York State Department of Correctional Services, New York

Corrections Employee

Nellie Wicks

New York State Department of Correctional Services, New York

End of Watch: Thursday, September 27, 1906

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 21

Tour: 1 year

Badge # Not available

Cause: Stabbed

Weapon: Edged weapon

Offender: Not available

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Corrections Employee Nellie Wicks was stabbed to death by an inmate at the Matteawan State Hospital for the Criminally Insane.

Employee Wicks is the first known female law enforcement officer to be killed in the line of duty in the United States. She had served at the Matteawan State Hospital for one year.

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I said a little prayer today for Head Attendant Wicks and her family. She may be gone but never forgotten. She will always be a New York HERO.

Robyn Wilkes
September 26, 2013

 

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