Officer Herman Lester Toulson, Jr.

Officer Herman Lester Toulson, Jr.

Maryland Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services - 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 United States Army Vietnam War veteran and had served with the Maryland Division of Correction for seven years. He was survived by his wife, three daughters, two sons, parents, two sisters, and four brothers.


  • Age 39
  • Tour 7 years
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

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

correctional Facility, prisoner custody

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