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Correctional Officer Richard J. Lewis | New York State Department of Correctional Services, New York New York State Department of Correctional Services, New York

Correctional Officer

Richard J. Lewis

New York State Department of Correctional Services, New York

End of Watch: Monday, September 13, 1971

Bio & Incident Details

Age: Not available

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Assault

Incident Date: 9/13/1971

Weapon: Not available

Suspect: Not available

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Correctional Officer Richard Lewis died from injuries sustained in a prison riot at the Attica Prison. Six other correctional officers were also killed during the riot.

The leader of the riot was never charged with any crime. After his release from prison he shot and killed Police Officer Norman R. Cerullo and Police Officer Christie D. Masone of the New York City Police Department on April 2, 1978 on a Brooklyn Street.

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Correctional Officer William E. Quinn
New York State Department of Correctional Services, New York
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Correctional Officer John D'Arcangelo, Jr.
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End of Watch: Monday, September 13, 1971
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Corrections Sergeant Edward T. Cunningham
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End of Watch: Monday, September 13, 1971
Cause: Gunfire

Correctional Officer Carl W. Valone
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End of Watch: Monday, September 13, 1971
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Correctional Officer Ronald Werner
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End of Watch: Monday, September 13, 1971
Cause: Assault

Correctional Officer Harrison Whalen
New York State Department of Correctional Services, New York
End of Watch: Saturday, October 9, 1971
Cause: Assault

Police Officer Christie D. Masone
New York City Police Department, New York
End of Watch: Sunday, April 2, 1978
Cause: Gunfire

Police Officer Norman R. Cerullo
New York City Police Department, New York
End of Watch: Sunday, April 2, 1978
Cause: Gunfire

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I left an incorrect eow date on my previous reflection. This year is actually the 42nd year since the tragedy at Attica in which you lost your life.

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Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05
May 11, 2013

 

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