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Guard John J. Eeles | Colorado Department of Corrections, Colorado Colorado Department of Corrections, Colorado

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John J. Eeles

Colorado Department of Corrections, Colorado

End of Watch: Thursday, October 3, 1929

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 70

Tour: 25 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Assault

Incident Date: 10/3/1929

Weapon: Unknown weapon

Suspect: Committed suicide

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Guard Eeles was killed during a prison riot.

Guard Eeles had served with the agency for over 25 years and was the prison's executioner.

Eight prison guards were killed when prisoners at the Colorado State Penitentiary rioted. A total of 2,000 rounds of ammunition were fired during the riot and large sections of the prison were destroyed by fire.

In addition to the eight guards, the rioting prisoners also murdered two inmates. Three of riot's ringleaders committed suicide.

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Rest in Peace, Guard Eeles. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169
January 24, 2012

 

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