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Guard Archie Brown Boutwell | Alabama Department of Corrections, Alabama Alabama Department of Corrections, Alabama


Archie Brown Boutwell

Alabama Department of Corrections, Alabama

End of Watch: Tuesday, December 10, 1957

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 70

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Assault

Incident Date: 12/9/1957

Weapon: Blunt object; Shovel

Offender: Charged with murder

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Guard Archie Boutwell succumbed to injuries sustained several hours earlier when he was attacked by an inmate at Camp Greenville, a state prison camp in Butler County.

Guard Boutwell had just finished making his rounds and had gone to the camp's washroom to warm up next to the boiler. While inside the washroom he was attacked by an inmate and struck over the head with a shovel. The inmate knew that Guard Boutwell regularly carried a large sum of money in his wallet and intended to rob him.

A short time later a trustee who was sent to turn on the boiler discovered Guard Boutwell laying injured on the floor bleeding from his head. He immediately alerted a guard and Guard Boutwell was transported to a local hospital where he died shortly after midnight.

The 23-year-old prisoner was charged with Guard Boutwell's murder.

Guard Boutwell was survived by his wife, two sons, and four daughters.

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Grandpa, You were the light of my life. You were always loving and kind to others. Your love lives in each member of our family and friends. You were the bravest that gave his all. I love and misss you as much today as I did back then. I am honored to call you Grandpa. I love you.

Alice Moore
February 28, 2013


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