Correctional Officer William Edger Quilliams

Correctional Officer William Edger Quilliams

West Virginia Division of Corrections and Rehabilitation, 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 Korean and Vietnam War veteran and had served with the West Virginia Division of Corrections for one year. He 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

fight call, prisoner custody

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Bobby was my uncle. He was released from wsp in 1992. He was convicted on 2 counts of rape in 1997. He died inside the Frazier medical unit inside of the Pickaway Correctional institute in ohio in Jan. 2020. His remains have not been claimed.

Rob H. Citizen
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September 5, 2022

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