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Deputy Keeper Daniel J. Walsh | New Jersey Department of Corrections, New Jersey New Jersey Department of Corrections, New Jersey

Deputy Keeper

Daniel J. Walsh

New Jersey Department of Corrections, New Jersey

End of Watch: Thursday, July 3, 1924

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 63

Tour: 17 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Heart attack

Incident Date: 6/27/1924

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Deputy Keeper Daniel Walsh suffered a fatal heart attack after being assaulted by four inmates who were attempting to escape from the New Jersey State Prison in Trenton.

Four inmates had obtained a forged work pass that they used to gain access to an area below Sentry Box #3 during a shift change. When the two officers in the tower, including Deputy Walsh, opened the door the four inmates attacked them. The inmates then climbed the tower and went over the wall from the observation deck. All four inmates were captured within the hour.

Deputy Walsh suffered a heart attack during the attack. He died as a result six days later.

Deputy Walsh had served with the New Jersey State Prison for 17 years. He was survived by his wife and three children.

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Deputy Keeper Walsh,
On today, the 93rd anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of the state of New Jersey. There is no tougher job in Law Enforcement than that of a Corrections Officer.

United States Border Patrol
July 3, 2017


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