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Jailer James Watson Fuller | Berkshire County Sheriff's Office, Massachusetts Berkshire County Sheriff's Office, Massachusetts

Jailer

James Watson Fuller

Berkshire County Sheriff's Office, Massachusetts

End of Watch: Tuesday, July 16, 1901

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 69

Tour: 6 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Assault

Weapon: Blunt object; Hammer

Offender: Committed

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Jailer James Fuller was beaten to death by a prisoner at the Pittsfield House of Correction. Jailer Fuller was overseeing 20 prisoners in a workshop when one of them suddenly attacked him with a six-pound whalebone mallet.

The suspect was declared insane and committed at the Bridgewater Insane Asylum December 2nd, 1901. He died there from tuberculosis on November 8th, 1903.

Jailer Fuller was survived by his wife, two sons, daughter, and sister. One of his sons served as the sheriff of Berkshire County. Jailer Fuller had served at the House of Correction for several years and had previously served with the Pittsfield Police Department for several years.

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Thank you for your heroism Sir, RIP

James Kotke
Civilian / Former Officer
WSF Park Police (Wi.)
July 16, 2012

 

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