Corrections Officer Mark L. Avery

Corrections Officer Mark L. Avery

Kansas Department of Corrections, Kansas

End of Watch Sunday, May 23, 1993

Mark L. Avery

Corrections Officer Mark Avery was beaten to death after he and another officer were attacked in the Lansing Correctional Facility's recreation hall.

The two officers were beaten with barbell plates and a stocking cap filled with pool balls.

Officer Avery was taken to the University of Kansas Medical Center where he succumbed to his injuries.


  • Age 35
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Assault
  • Weapon Person
  • Offender Sentenced to 40 years

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Mark used to work out with us after evening watch at Lansing. He was a good friend and coworker. I was working the night he died. He is gone but not forgotten.

Jeffrey Peters

September 19, 2018

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