Principal Keeper James B. Durnin

Principal Keeper James B. Durnin

New York State Department of Correctional Services, New York

End of Watch Thursday, November 17, 1927

James B. Durnin

Principal Keeper James Durnin was stabbed by an inmate with a shank as he stood guard outside the prison mess hall at the Auburn State Prison.

The suspect was convicted of Keeper Durnin's murder and executed on August 9th, 1928.

Bio

  • Age Not available
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Stabbed
  • Weapon Edged weapon; Shank
  • Offender Executed in 1928

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I said a little prayer today for Keeper Durnin and his family. He may be gone but never forgotten. He will always be a New York HERO.

Robyn Wilkes

November 16, 2015

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