Correctional Officer Steven P. Ary, Sr.

Correctional Officer Steven P. Ary, Sr.

Pennsylvania Department of Corrections, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Sunday, September 16, 1973

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Steven P. Ary, Sr.

Correctional Officer Steven Ary was stabbed to death while working at SCI-Graterford.

He was attacked in a corridor near the prison's kitchen and stabbed more than 15 times.

Officer Ary was survived by his wife and four children.


  • Age 29
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Stabbed
  • Weapon Edged weapon
  • Offender Not available

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I walked into Graterford as a new CO in 2016. Your picture hanging, there on the corridor wall, reminded me each day to stay safe. It’s as though you have watched over Graterford for the past 45 years; somehow still standing shoulder to shoulder with your fellow COs.
Thank you for your sacrifice, may you Rest In Peace.

CO 1 C. Smith
SCI Graterford (Now SCI-Phoenix)

September 17, 2018

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