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Correctional Officer Theodore J. Buckley | Arizona Department of Corrections, Arizona Arizona Department of Corrections, Arizona

Correctional Officer

Theodore J. Buckley

Arizona Department of Corrections, Arizona

End of Watch: Friday, June 22, 1973

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 26

Tour: 8 years

Badge # Not available

Military veteran

Cause: Stabbed

Weapon: Edged weapon; Knife

Offender: Sentenced to life

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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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End of Watch: Friday, June 22, 1973
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