Lieutenant Luther F. Fails

Lieutenant Luther F. Fails

Alabama Department of Corrections, Alabama

End of Watch Tuesday, March 12, 1974

Luther F. Fails

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.

Bio

  • Age 53
  • Tour 21 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Stabbed
  • Weapon Edged weapon
  • Offender Killed

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i grew up with officer fails and his 2 boys and girl he was a great man and a terrible loss to alabama prison system and mostly more to his family

c.o.1 ronald johnson
correctional officer1,holman corr. center

August 29, 2015

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