Guard John F. Gradon

Guard John F. Gradon

Florida State Road Department - State Convict Road Force, Florida

End of Watch Sunday, February 1, 1953

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John F. Gradon

Guard John Gradon succumbed to gunshot wounds sustained two weeks earlier during an escape attempt at the Loxahatchee Road Prison.

Guard Grant Dohner was also killed in the escape attempt. Both escapees were convicted of the murders.


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Incident Details

  • Cause Assault
  • Incident Date Thursday, January 15, 1953
  • Weapon Person
  • Offender Two convicted

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Rest in peace Guard Gradon.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

January 15, 2020

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