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Lieutenant Luther F. Fails | Alabama Department of Corrections, Alabama Alabama Department of Corrections, Alabama

Lieutenant

Luther F. Fails

Alabama Department of Corrections, Alabama

End of Watch: Tuesday, March 12, 1974

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 53

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Stabbed

Incident Date: 3/12/1974

Weapon: Edged weapon

Suspect: Killed

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Lieutenant Fails was stabbed to death at Holman Prison by an inmate. He and two other guards were escorting a 24 year-old inmate from the exercise yard back to his cell when he suddenly attacked them with a knife. Another guard killed the inmate with a blow to his head.

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