Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 12 years
Badge # Not available
Offender: Sentenced to 12 years
Correctional Officer George Lee was killed after being struck by an inmate as he was releasing the inmates for exercise at Windsor Prison.
One of the inmates struck him, knocking him from a third-tier catwalk. He was transported to Mary Hitchcock Hospital where he succumbed to head injuries.
The inmate was being held at the prison for an attempted rape charge in Chittenden County. He was convicted of manslaughter and sentenced to 10 to 12 years in prison on April 19th, 1968.
Officer Lee had served with the Vermont Department of Corrections for 12 years. He was survived by his wife and two children.