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Corrections Sergeant Donald Bourne | New Jersey Department of Corrections, New Jersey New Jersey Department of Corrections, New Jersey

Corrections Sergeant

Donald Bourne

New Jersey Department of Corrections, New Jersey

End of Watch: Monday, February 28, 1972

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 45

Tour: 14 years

Badge # 17

Cause: Stabbed

Weapon: Edged weapon; Shank

Offender: Deceased

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Corrections Sergeant Donald Bourne was killed when an inmate stabbed him at the Trenton State Prison (now known as New Jersey State Prison).

Sergeant Bourne was guarding the prison mess hall when the inmate attacked him, stabbing him in the chest. Sergeant Bourne was taken to the hospital, where he died from his wounds. The inmate was charged with murder and sentenced to life in prison.

The inmate was serving a 15-year sentence for armed robbery and had been transferred from Rahway State Prison (now known as East Jersey State Prison) to Trenton State Prison after stabbing an officer in Rahway. That officer recovered from his wounds.

The subject who murdered Sergeant Bourne died on February 8th, 2013, after serving 40 years of his life term in the New Jersey State Prison.

Sergeant Bourne served with the New Jersey Department of Corrections for 14 years.

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Sgt Bourne, may you rest in peace and may your family find closure in knowing that the perpetrator has now met his maker and he now resides in Hell.

Capt. Robert A. Tesoroni, Jr.
NJDOC Retired November 2005
February 28, 2016


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