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Guard Samuel P. Chesshir | Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction, Ohio Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction, Ohio

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Samuel P. Chesshir

Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction, Ohio

End of Watch: Monday, April 19, 1948

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 54

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Stabbed

Weapon: Edged weapon; Knife

Offender: Executed in 1949

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Guard Samuel Chesshir and Guard Walter Zimmer were stabbed to death by an inmate. The warden reported that the inmate just went berserk for no apparent reason; grabbed a butcher knife from the kitchen; stabbed both guards, and seriously injured another guard before being subdued.

The inmate, serving a 15 year sentence for burglary, was convicted of two counts of first degree murder and executed in the electric chair on February 2, 1949.

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Guard Walter W. Zimmer
Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction, Ohio
End of Watch: Monday, April 19, 1948
Cause: Stabbed

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Your heroism and service is honored today on the 64th 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 who was murdered in the the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05
April 19, 2012

 

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