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Guard William H. Moorehead | Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction, Ohio Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction, Ohio

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William H. Moorehead

Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction, Ohio

End of Watch: Saturday, December 23, 1905

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 60

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Assault

Incident Date: 12/22/1905

Weapon: Blunt object; Iron pipe

Offender: Executed in 1906

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Guard William Moorehead was fatally injured when a inmate attacked him with a iron pipe in the stamp shop at the Ohio Penitentiary in Columbus. Guard Moorehead was taken to a local hospital where he died from head injuries the next day.

The suspect, who was serving a 12 year sentence for manslaughter, was convicted of first degree murder and executed in the electric chair September 21, 1906.

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 114th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Executions sure were administered a lot quicker than the 22 year average in my state.

Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya
mother of Officer Larry Lasater, eow 4/24/05

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February 2, 2009

 

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