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Correctional Officer Royal C. Cline | United States Department of Justice - Federal Bureau of Prisons, U.S. Government United States Department of Justice - Federal Bureau of Prisons, U.S. Government

Correctional Officer

Royal C. Cline

United States Department of Justice - Federal Bureau of Prisons, U.S. Government

End of Watch: Monday, May 23, 1938

Bio & Incident Details

Age: Not available

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Assault

Location: California

Weapon: Blunt object; Hammer

Offender: One shot and killed

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Correctional Officer Royal Cline was beaten to death with a hammer by three inmates who were attempting to escape from Alcatraz Prison in California.

Following Officer Cline's murder the inmates attempted to take over a guard tower. The guard inside shot and killed one subject. The other two were sentenced to life for Officer Cline's murder.

The guard in the watch tower, Officer Harold Stites, was shot and killed in 1946 during another escape attempt.

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Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
God Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito
Texas
May 23, 2015

 

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