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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I never know my grandpa I bet he was a amazing man. I wished I could have of meet him just 1 time but he is with god cause of Bobby Jean Jarvis I would love to know more about my grandpa I'm wright this with a saddened heart because of one man who thought he had the right correctional officer and my grandpa turned around and he kmow he had the wrong correctional officer and kept stabbing him or be still be here.

Peggy Miranda

July 14, 2019

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