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Correctional Officer E. G. Heilman | Nebraska Department of Correctional Services, Nebraska Nebraska Department of Correctional Services, Nebraska

Correctional Officer

E. G. Heilman

Nebraska Department of Correctional Services, Nebraska

End of Watch: Thursday, March 14, 1912

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 65

Tour: Not available

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Military veteran

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 3/14/1912

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Suspect: Committed suicide

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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.

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RIP Sir, thank you for your service

James Kotke
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March 14, 2012

 

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