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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It's been over 22 years since... I still remember.. I remember the lunches you secretly would share with me.. Always had a piece of fresh fruit.. A small piece of candy that you sometimes split with me.. I remember the stories of how beautiful Maine was.. I remember how I rubbed it in every time the Skins lost.. Which was often in those days..
I remember that Friday morning.. We didn't work on Fridays and as usual I was sleeping in.. I remember being woke.. " Mikey I'm going to search your cell " it was Brent.. He was doing some overtime. I spent 6 hours a day 4 times a week with him. He was my supervisor for the ADOT crew. He didn't spend much time on my cell that morning.. I didn't even get out of bed.. "The Oreos are on the top shelf " he took a few and was on his way.. I remember looking out my cell door window before going outside.. I lived on yard 26 d pod.. Something was going on.. Something wasn't right. I saw a guy running up the stairs.. He tried getting on a cell but the door wouldn't open..I seen another guy talking to Brents partner.. Both guys had the same look on their faces.. Something was going on.. Someth I nd bad so I just stood in.. It now was almost shift change.. I watched his buddy Al walk onto the yard.. He walked into the control booth.. Seconds later the door swung open.. Al let out a scream that I will never forget.... I made statements to what I saw.. The state wanted to put me in protective segregation.. I refused. I knew at that moment that I wasn't like those guys who did it. I cried for Brent. I was 20 years old at the time.. Some years later I was stabbed for the statements that I had made. I want Brents son to know that his dad was a great man.. He treated us with respect.. He treated us like men. I will never forget .. He didn't deserve what happened to him.. No One deserves to be hurt like that but least of all him.. Continue to rest in peace Brent.. I remember you.


Mikey Gutierrez
Inmate # 112785. 1994-2005

June 3, 2019

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