Senior Corrections Officer Dean E. Evans

Senior Corrections Officer Dean E. Evans

New Jersey Department of Corrections, New Jersey

End of Watch Friday, July 7, 1978

Dean E. Evans

Senior Corrections Officer Dean Evans suffered a fatal heart attack while struggling with an inmate at the Bordentown Youth Correction Center.

He and three other officers were attempting to place the inmate into an isolation cell when the inmate began to violently resist. Officer Evans collapsed during the struggle. He was transported to Hamilton Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

The inmate faced only disciplinary actions in connection to Officer Evans' death.

Officer Evans was survived by his wife and daughter.


  • Age 56
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Heart attack

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Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
GOD Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito

July 15, 2015

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