Correctional Officer William H. Owens

Correctional Officer William H. Owens

Kansas Department of Corrections, Kansas

End of Watch Thursday, October 5, 1905

William H. Owens

Officer Owens succumbed to injuries received the previous day when he was assaulted during an escape attempt. He had taken a prisoner outside of the state penitentiary in Lansing, Kansas, to do survey work. In an attempt to escape, the inmate struck Officer Owens in the chest, causing internal bleeding and triggering a heart attack. The suspect was taken into custody and charged with felonious assault.


  • Age 50
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Assault
  • Incident Date Wednesday, October 4, 1905
  • Weapon Person
  • Offender Apprehended

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