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Reform School Officer Woodhull W. Davis | New Jersey State Reform School, New Jersey New Jersey State Reform School, New Jersey

Reform School Officer

Woodhull W. Davis

New Jersey State Reform School, New Jersey

End of Watch: Saturday, December 21, 1895

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 43

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Stabbed

Incident Date: 3/22/1895

Weapon: Edged weapon; Knife

Offender: Not available

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Reform School Officer Woodhull Davis succumbed to stab wounds sustained on March 22nd, 1894, while disciplining a juvenile inmate at the New Jersey State Reform School in Jamesburg.

The boy suddenly pulled out a jack knife and stabbed Officer Davis in the chest multiple times before he was subdued. Officer Davis' wounds were not initially thought to be serious but his condition never improved and he later died of an illness connected to the initial wounds.

Officer Davis was survived by his wife.

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Officer Davis,
On today, the 121st 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.

R.I.P.
USBP

Anonymous
United States Border Patrol
December 21, 2016

 

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