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Correctional Officer Earl F. DeMarse | Michigan Department of Corrections, Michigan Michigan Department of Corrections, Michigan

Correctional Officer

Earl F. DeMarse

Michigan Department of Corrections, Michigan

End of Watch: Tuesday, September 25, 1973

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 55

Tour: 26 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Stabbed

Weapon: Edged weapon

Offender: Sentenced to life

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Officer DeMarse was stabbed to death by an inmate at the Marquette Branch Prison. The stabbing took place only 15 minutes into his shift. The suspect was sentenced to life in prison and transferred to a different facility where he later stabbed and wounded another officer.

Officer DeMarse had served with the agency for 26 years. The Earl F. DeMarse Training Academy was named in his memory.

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I appreciate your sacrifice. I had many relatives work at Marquette Branch and I am sure you new some...I am happy to see they re-named a stretch of US-41 in Marquette in your honor.

Sgt. Adam G. Maynard
NMU Public Safety and Police Services
January 29, 2016

 

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