Correctional Officer Samuel Reed

Correctional Officer Samuel Reed

Iowa Department of Corrections, Iowa

End of Watch Friday, April 11, 1969

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Samuel Reed

Correctional Officer Samuel Reed was stabbed to death by an inmate at the Iowa State Penitentiary.

The inmate was sentenced to prison in 1960 for 25 years for a robbery conviction. In 1965 he received an additional 40 years for stabbing a fellow inmate to death. A life term was added April 24th, 1970, when he was convicted of Officer Reed's murder.

Officer Reed had served with the Iowa Department of Corrections for 15 years.


  • Age 48
  • Tour 15 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

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

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Rest in Peace, Officer Reed. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

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January 3, 2014

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