Correctional Officer Harrison Whalen

Correctional Officer Harrison Whalen

New York State Department of Correctional Services, New York

End of Watch Saturday, October 9, 1971

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Harrison Whalen

Correctional Officer Harrison Whalen died from injuries sustained in a prison riot at the Attica Prison. Six other correctional officers were also killed during the riot.

The leader of the riot was never charged with any crime. After his release from prison he shot and killed Police Officer Norman R. Cerullo and Police Officer Christie D. Masone of the New York City Police Department on April 2, 1978 on a Brooklyn Street.

Bio

  • Age Not available
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Assault
  • Incident Date Saturday, September 11, 1971
  • Weapon Not available
  • Offender Not available

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On this actual anniversary of your heroic and untimely departure I would like to reiterate my previous reflection and say thank you for your service and sacrifice, and also that you will never be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren.

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

October 9, 2020

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