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Guard Stanton V. Gillum | West Virginia Division of Corrections, West Virginia West Virginia Division of Corrections, West Virginia


Stanton V. Gillum

West Virginia Division of Corrections, West Virginia

End of Watch: Monday, December 14, 1953

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 47

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Military veteran

Cause: Stabbed

Incident Date: 12/12/1953

Weapon: Edged weapon; Knife

Offender: Charged with murder

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Guard Stanton Gillum succumbed to stab wounds sustained three days earlier when he was attacked by an inmate at the Huttonsville Medium Security Prison. The attack occurred as Guard Gillum was beginning breakfast preparations.

The inmate had held a grudge against Guard Gillum and attacked him from behind using a sock filled with a one pound weight and several bars of soap. He then repeatedly stabbed Guard Gillum with a butcher knife.

Another guard was able subdue the prisoner at gunpoint. Guard Gillum was transported to a local hospital where he succumbed to his wounds three days later. The inmate was charged with his murder.

Guard Gillum was a 22-year veteran of the U.S. military. He was survived by his wife and daughter.

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He also left behind a daughter.

April 4, 2012


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