Correctional Officer Wayne L. Selle

Correctional Officer Wayne L. Selle

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

End of Watch Tuesday, July 31, 1973

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Wayne L. Selle

Correctional Officer Wayne Selle was stabbed to death by an inmate with a shank at USP Leavenworth in Leavenworth, Kansas.

He was at the scene of a disturbance in one of the cell houses when an inmate, with a covered face, began chasing him with the shank. His body was found later in the day at the base of the steps going into an open dormitory below the cell house.

Four inmates charged with his murder were tried and acquitted.

Officer Selle was survived by his wife, daughter and two sons.


  • Age 40
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Stabbed
  • Location Kansas
  • Weapon Edged weapon; Shank
  • Offender Acquitted

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Rest in peace always knowing that your service and sacrifice will always be remembered by your law enforcement brethren.

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

July 31, 2020

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