Correctional Officer Charles Wiget

Correctional Officer Charles Wiget

California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, California

End of Watch Monday, January 14, 1952

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Charles Wiget

Correctional Officer Wiget and Correctional Officer Vern Mackin were stabbed to death by two inmates during an escape attempt in San Quentin Prison. Both suspects were convicted of the murders and executed in 1958.

Officer Wiget had served with the agency for 5 years and had previously served in World War II with the United States Navy. He was survived by his wife and son.


  • Age 31
  • Tour 5 years
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Stabbed
  • Weapon Edged weapon
  • Offender Executed in 1958

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Semper Fi and please always know we are very proud of your service in the United States Navy during WWll and your service to CDC. God bless you and your family. Rest In Peace....

State Traffic Officer 7185 Mike Becze
California Highway Patrol & US Marine

January 14, 2021

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