Correctional Officer William E. Quinn

Correctional Officer William E. Quinn

New York State Department of Correctional Services, New York

End of Watch Saturday, September 11, 1971

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William E. Quinn

Correctional Officer William Quinn died from injuries sustained in a prison riot at the Attica Prison. Six other correctional officers were also killed during the riot.

The leader of the riot was never charged with any crime. After his release from prison he shot and killed Police Officer Norman R. Cerullo and Police Officer Christie D. Masone of the New York City Police Department on April 2, 1978 on a Brooklyn Street.

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Incident Details

  • Cause Assault
  • Weapon Not available
  • Offender Not available

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Officer Quinn,
On today, the 50th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of the state of New York. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy. There is no tougher job in Law Enforcement than that of a Corrections Officer.

R.I.P.
USBP

Anonymous
United States Border Patrol

September 11, 2021

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