Officer Herman Lester Toulson, Jr.

Officer Herman Lester Toulson, Jr.

Maryland Division of Correction, Maryland

End of Watch Saturday, October 6, 1984

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Herman Lester Toulson, Jr.

Officer Herman Toulson was stabbed to death at the Maryland State Penitentiary as he and another guard attempted to return several inmates to their cells.

The guards were attacked with homemade knives and Officer Toulson received fatal stab wounds. A second officer was also wounded in the attack. The suspect, a 25-year-old convicted murderer, was convicted of Officer Toulson's murder and sentenced to serve 66 years for the stabbing.

Officer Toulson was a decorated Vietnam War veteran.


  • Age 39
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Stabbed
  • Weapon Edged weapon; Shank
  • Offender Sentenced to 66 years

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Rest easy Mr. Tolson and high five my dad ( Robert W. Elsezy Jr.) y'all was running partners.

Him and my father (Robert W. Elsezy Jr.) was partners in crime at the

August 28, 2021

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