Corrections Employee Charles Sickles

Corrections Employee Charles Sickles

California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, California

End of Watch Wednesday, April 1, 1981

Charles Sickles

Foreman Charles Sickles succumbed to injuries sustained the previous day when he was stabbed by an inmate in the Wood Factory at San Quentin State Prison.

Foreman Sickles was attempting to break up a fight between two inmates in which one of the inmates had been stabbed by the other prisoner. Foreman Sickles was in turn stabbed by the inmate who was stabbed. The inmate who started the incident was convicted of murdering both the other inmate and Foreman Sickles. He was subsequently sentenced to death.

Foreman Sickles was a United States Army Air Corps veteran of WWII. He had served with the California Department of Corrections for 23 years and was survived by his wife and three children.


  • Age 65
  • Tour 23 years
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Stabbed
  • Incident Date Monday, March 30, 1981
  • Weapon Edged weapon; Knife
  • Offender Sentenced to death

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On today, the 36th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just as a Law Enforcement Officer but for our Country as well when you served in the U.S. Army Air Forces during WW II. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


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