Correctional Officer Gary Lee Rowe

Correctional Officer Gary Lee Rowe

United States Department of Justice - Federal Bureau of Prisons, U.S. Government

End of Watch Monday, February 7, 1983

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Gary Lee Rowe

Correctional Officer Gary Rowe succumbed to injuries received when he was attacked by several inmates who were attempting to escape from MCC San Diego in San Diego, California.

Officer Rowe had entered a cell where he discovered the inmates attempting to escape through the cell window. The inmates attacked him and struck him in the head with debris that they had removed from around the window, knocking him unconscious.

The inmates then shoved him under the cell's bed, where he was located by other officers who began searching for him. He never regained consciousness before passing away.

He was survived by two children.


  • Age Not available
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Assault
  • Location California
  • Weapon Blunt object
  • Offender Not available

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Rest in peace always knowing that your service and sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

February 7, 2021

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