Warden Daniel Webster

Warden Daniel Webster

Connecticut Department of Correction, Connecticut

End of Watch Thursday, March 27, 1862

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Daniel Webster

Warden Daniel Webster died of wounds he received when he was stabbed at the Wethersfield State Prison.

Approximately one week prior to the stabbing, Warden Webster had reprimanded the suspect, who was serving a life sentence for arson, for failing to complete his assigned prison work. On March 24, the suspect again refused to do his work and was sent to a room to await Warden Webster. When Warden Webster entered the suspect attacked him with a shoe knife, stabbing him two times, once in the side and once in the abdomen.

Warden Webster died from his wounds three days later.

Warden Webster was survived by his wife and four children and was buried at West Cemetery, Somers, Connecticut. The Webster Correctional Institution in Cheshire, Connecticut, is named after Warden Webster.


  • Age 50
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Stabbed
  • Incident Date Monday, March 24, 1862
  • Weapon Edged weapon; Knife
  • Offender Executed on September 19, 1862

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Warden Webster, it has been 161 years since you were taken from us. New England law enforcement has continued to thrive, learn and become safer due to the traditions and sacrifices that you and too many others have made for us. Thank you for your service.

Chief (Ret) Steven MarshallGeorges Mills, NH

March 27, 2023

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