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Officer Jeffery Alan Wroten | Maryland Division of Correction, Maryland Maryland Division of Correction, Maryland


Jeffery Alan Wroten

Maryland Division of Correction, Maryland

End of Watch: Friday, January 27, 2006

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 44

Tour: 4 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 1/26/2006

Weapon: Officer's handgun

Offender: Sentenced to life

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Officer Jeffery Wroten succumbed to a gunshot wound sustained the previous morning while guarding an inmate at Washington County Hospital in Hagerstown, Maryland.

The inmate, who was receiving treatment in the hospital, was able to gain control of Officer Wroten's service weapon and shot him once in the face.

The prisoner then fled from the hospital and carjacked a taxicab. The cab driver left his microphone on during the incident, which allowed officers to quickly locate him. The inmate forced the cab driver to cross into Pennsylvania where the driver intentionally crashed the cab. The prisoner then fled on foot back into Maryland where he was taken into custody.

On January 18, 2008, the suspect was convicted of Officer Wroten's murder and was subsequently sentenced to life in prison.

Officer Wroten had served with the Maryland State Division of Correction for 4 years, and was assigned to the medium-security Roxbury Correctional Institution. He had previously served with the Florida Department of Corrections and West Virginia Department of Corrections. He is survived by his son, four daughters, mother, three sisters, and three brothers.

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i can't believe its been 10 years...it's all gone by so fast. we all love and miss you dad and never forget you. the prison had an amazing memorial back in january, and we all remembered and told stories of different memories we all had of you and celebrated how you lived your life. even though i was little i have so many great memories of you and have gotten to hear many more and learn about you from other people. we all love and miss you, and i know one day me and you will get together up there and get to know more of the person you were and still are and i know you watch over us all. you're never forgotten. love u daddy-yo <3

kaylee kat
May 4, 2016


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