Bio & Incident Details
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Weapon: Gun; Unknown type
Offender: Committed suicide
Officer E.G. Heilman, Warden James Delahunty and Deputy Warden Henry Wagner were shot and killed during a prison escape attempt.
The three prisoners were able to break out of the jail and one was re-captured, however, one of the two remaining committed suicide before being taken into custody, and the other was killed by a posse. A hostage the convicts had taken was also killed in a gunfight with the posse.
Officer Heilman had previously served with the Union Army during the civil war. He was survived by his wife and four children, and is buried in Wyuka Cemetery, Lincoln, Nebraska.