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Guard Cyrus Sells | Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction, Ohio Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction, Ohio

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Cyrus Sells

Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction, Ohio

End of Watch: Wednesday, June 9, 1841

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 22

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Assault

Weapon: Edged weapon; Axe

Offender: Executed in 1844

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Guard Cyrus Sells was killed by an inmate who attacked him with an axe for no apparent reason.

The inmate had served seven years of a 15 year sentence for highway robbery. He was convicted of Guard Sells' murder and hanged Febuary 9, 1844.

Guard Sells is buried in Section R of Green Lawn Cemetery, Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio.

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YOU ARE NOT FORGOTTEN BROTHER

C/O CHIRICHELLO L CERT/HONOR GUARD
LANCASTER PRISON PA
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