Bio & Incident Details
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Incident Date: 11/7/1943
Weapon: Shotgun; 12 gauge
Guard Clarence Cox was shot and killed during an escape attempt from the state prison road camp in Douglas, Georgia.
A prison trusty used his privilege to access a prison office, where he obtained a gun. He held several employees at gunpoint, which allowed 10 additional inmate to raid the camp arsenal and steal seven shotguns and all of the ammunition.
As the group attempted to flee they ordered Guard Cox to drop his gun. He was then shot in the abdomen by a blast from a shotgun as he opened fire on the escapees. He was transported to a local hospital where he died the following day.