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Lieutenant Owen Davenport | Kentucky Department of Corrections, Kentucky Kentucky Department of Corrections, Kentucky


Owen Davenport

Kentucky Department of Corrections, Kentucky

End of Watch: Wednesday, July 18, 1956

Bio & Incident Details

Age: Not available

Tour: 13 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Stabbed

Weapon: Edged weapon; Knife

Offender: Not available

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Lieutenant Owen Davenport was stabbed to death in the prison yards of the Kentucky State Penitentiary.

The 23-year-old inmate, serving a five year sentence for a 1954 larceny conviction, stabbed Lieutenant Davenport in the back with a home-made knife. He said he was high on smuggled drugs and had know memory of the incident. He was convicted of murder and sentenced to death.

Lieutenant Davenport had served with the Kentucky Department of Corrections for 13 years.

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God bless. He was the direct descendant of Ormus De Davenport.

July 14, 2016


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