Correctional Officer Brent W. Lumley

Correctional Officer Brent W. Lumley

Arizona Department of Corrections, Arizona

End of Watch Friday, March 7, 1997

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Brent W. Lumley

Correctional Officer Brent Lumley was killed when he was stabbed in the neck with a homemade knife in the San Juan Unit.

He was attacked by six inmates and stabbed while other inmates kept his partner's attention diverted. Two of the inmates were convicted of his murder.

In recognition of his sacrifice, the San Juan Unit where Officer Lumley worked in was renamed to the Lumley Unit.

Officer Lumley had served with the Arizona Department of Corrections for five years. He is survived by his wife and son.


  • Age 33
  • Tour 5 years
  • Badge 2266

Incident Details

  • Cause Assault
  • Weapon Edged weapon; Knife
  • Offender Convicted of murder

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Still remember that day talking to you as you we’re packing out inmates to move to San Pedro or whatever the minimum yard was called. I was filling in for kitchen 25 that day and You were doing OT we we’re always short staffed. What a horrible day that was and will be forever etched in my memories.

Laundry Plant Specialist Mancini (ret)

February 25, 2020

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