Correctional Officer William Edger Quilliams

Correctional Officer William Edger Quilliams

West Virginia Division of Corrections, West Virginia

End of Watch Thursday, October 5, 1972

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William Edger Quilliams

Correctional Officer William Quilliams was stabbed to death by an inmate serving a life sentence for murder at the West Virginia State Penitentiary.

He was attempting to break up a fight when the inmate stabbed him. The inmate was convicted of first degree murder and received another life sentence on June 20, 1973.

Officer Quilliams was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War and Vietnam War. He had served with the West Virginia Division of Corrections for one year and was survived by his wife and two children.


  • Age 43
  • Tour 1 year
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Stabbed
  • Weapon Edged weapon
  • Offender Sentenced to life

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The inmate name is Bobby Jean Jarvis. My Dad was born in North Carolina. This is missing on his case summary. I am his son and still miss him after all these years. October 5th will be 46 years.

Warren Quilliams

October 3, 2018

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