Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 15 years
Badge # Not available
Weapon: Edged weapon; Knife
Offender: Sentenced to 25 years
Lieutenant Robert Geer was stabbed to death by a prison inmate he attempted to subdue after the suspect stabbed a fellow inmate.
On November 23, 1969, the suspect had stabbed another inmate to death at the federal penitentiary in Terre Haute, Indiana.
The suspect was convicted of manslaughter and sentenced to 10 years. He received an additional 10 years for being in possession of a weapon by a prisoner and an additional five years for escape.
Lieutenant Geer had served with the Oregon Department of Corrections for 15 years and is survived by his wife and three children.