Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 8 years
Badge # Not available
Weapon: Edged weapon; Knife
Offender: Sentenced to life
Correctional Officer Buckley and Correctional Officer Dale Morey were both beaten and stabbed during a prison uprising at the Arizona State Prison. Officer Morey had been attacked in a prison cell block and badly beaten. Officer Buckley had gone to his assistance when he was also attacked.
Four inmates were charged with the officers murders. One was convicted of two counts of first degree murder and sentenced to two life sentences on March 4, 1974. Charges against the other three were dismissed.
Officer Buckley was survived by his wife and three children.
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Correctional Officer Dale E. Morey