Prison Guard Archibald Benedict

Prison Guard Archibald Benedict

New York State Department of Correctional Services, New York

End of Watch Wednesday, January 9, 1901

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Archibald Benedict

Prison Guard Archibald Benedict was shot and killed by a prisoner at the Auburn State Prison.

The suspect attacked Guard Benedict because the guard reported him for talking in the prison cloth mill, where Guard Benedict supervised 17 inmates. The suspect hit Guard Benedict over the head, then wrestled his service weapons from him. The suspect then shot and killed Guard Benedict.

The suspect was convicted of murder and executed on September 14th, 1903.


  • Age Not available
  • Tour Not available
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Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Officer's handgun
  • Offender Executed on September 14, 1903

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On today, the 120th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of the state of New York. There is no tougher job in Law Enforcement than that of a Corrections Officer. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


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