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Guard Ed Samuelson | Wyoming Department of Corrections, Wyoming Wyoming Department of Corrections, Wyoming


Ed Samuelson

Wyoming Department of Corrections, Wyoming

End of Watch: Friday, November 1, 1907

Bio & Incident Details

Age: Not available

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun

Offender: Committed suicide

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Guard Samuelson was shot and killed by an inmate at the state penitentiary.

The inmate, who was serving a life sentence for murder, had been smuggled a stick of dynamite along with a gun. After shooting Guard Samuelson, he tried to dynamite an outside door, and failing in this, he shot and killed himself.

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Lord, when it’s time to go inside,
That place of steel and stone.
I pray that you will keep me safe,
So I won’t walk alone.
Help me to do my duty,
Please watch me on my rounds.
Amongst those perilous places
And slamming steel door sounds.
God, Keep my fellow Officers
Well and free from harm.
Let them know I’ll be there too,
Whenever there’s alarm.
Above all when I walk my beat,
No matter where I roam.
Let me go back whence I came,
To family and home.

RIP We have the watch now

Officer Tony Woodruff
May 18, 2016


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