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Corrections Employee Robert Jefferson | Illinois Department of Corrections, Illinois Illinois Department of Corrections, Illinois

Corrections Employee

Robert Jefferson

Illinois Department of Corrections, Illinois

End of Watch: Thursday, April 1, 1971

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 30

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Stabbed

Weapon: Edged weapon; Knife

Offender: Paroled in 1992

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Corrections Employee Robert Jefferson succumbed to injuries suffered in an attack at 5:15 pm in a residential building during an escape attempt at the Sheridan Correctional Center.

Corrections Employee Jefferson was stabbed 14 times to the chest and neck with a table knife and metal rod which had both been sharpened. Other prison employees did not believe Corrections Employee Jefferson was individually targeted by the youths. Corrections Employee Jefferson was able to identify both youths who attacked him from his hospital death bed.

Both of the youths were sentenced to 20 to 40 years in prison and were paroled in 1992.

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Rest in Peace, Corrections Employee Jefferson. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169
June 3, 2012

 

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