Login | About Us | Contact Us | Search Connect With ODMP Facebook Twitter
ODMP Remembers...

Jailer David B. Morrell | Thurston County Sheriff's Department, Washington Thurston County Sheriff's Department, Washington

Jailer

David B. Morrell

Thurston County Sheriff's Department, Washington

End of Watch: Sunday, March 1, 1903

Bio & Incident Details

Age: Not available

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Officer's handgun

Offender: Committed

· Leave a Reflection
· Add to My Heroes
· Update this memorial

Share this memorial:
Email to a Friend

Jailer David Morrell was beaten and shot to death by an escaping prisoner at the county jail. He was locking a cell door when the prisoner attacked him from behind with a lead pipe had broken off of the sink. The man then fled down a hallway with Jailer Morrell in pursuit. During the ensuing struggle Jailer Morrell was beaten with the pipe and shot with his own revolver.

The suspect fled the scene but returned to the jail looking for protection after an angry mob of citizens almost lynched him. The local judge sent the suspect to the insane asylum instead of convicting him of murder.

Jailer Morell was a veteran of the Civil War.

Leave a Reflection · Update Memorial

View all 5 Reflections

Most Recent Reflection

I have been honored to place flowers and flags on your grave for many years since I found you. Thank you for your service not only in the Civil War but the Spanish American War. We will visit your grave this week again.

Mary Alice Morrell
Grand Niece
December 23, 2014

 

Create an account for more options, or use this form to leave a Reflection now:

(will show below Reflection)
(will show below Reflection)
(e-mail remains private)
Remember my rank, agency and email address
I have read and agree to the Reflections Terms of Use
(revised 5/31/2012)
 
All 2017 Deaths