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Keeper Harvey A. Casler | New York State Department of Correctional Services, New York New York State Department of Correctional Services, New York

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Harvey A. Casler

New York State Department of Correctional Services, New York

End of Watch: Thursday, February 8, 1877

Bio & Incident Details

Age: Not available

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Assault

Incident Date: 2/8/1877

Weapon: Blunt object; Shovel

Suspect: Sentenced to life

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Keeper Casler was struck in the head with a shovel and killed by a prisoner.

Keeper Casler was supervising a work detail that was assigned to shovel snow from the walkway in front of Auburn State Prison. One of the inmates he was supervising struck Keeper Casler over the head with a shovel, killing him.

In November of 1877 the suspect was convicted of Keeper Casler's murder and sentenced to life in prison.

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Rest in peace Keeper Casler and Olav Hashalom. Thank you for your bravery.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis
February 8, 2014

 

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