Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 9 years
Badge # Not available
Incident Date: 1/8/1904
Suspect: Shot and killed
Centre Keeper John Fitzgerald succumbed to a gunshot wound sustained seven years earlier when he was shot by an inmate in the New Jersey State Prison in Trenton.
The inmate had been polishing brass when he suddenly attacked another keeper, striking him over the head several times. He then grabbed the keeper's firearm and tried to run out of the wing of the prison. He shot Keeper Fitzgerald in the back, permanently disabling him, before being shot and killed by other prison guards.
Keeper Fitzgerald had served with the New Jersey State Prison for approximately nine years.