Principal Keeper George McKelvey

Principal Keeper George McKelvey

New York State Department of Correctional Services, New York

End of Watch Thursday, May 6, 1880

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George McKelvey

Principal Keeper George McKelvey was stabbed and killed by an inmate at the Elmira Reformatory.

Keeper McKelvey entered the cell of an inmate to remove for disciplinary action. As he handcuffed the suspect, the suspect stabbed Keeper McKelvey in the heart with a knife.


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Incident Details

  • Cause Stabbed
  • Weapon Edged weapon; Knife
  • Offender Not available

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No passage of time can ever erase your service and sacrifice. Rest in peace always.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

May 6, 2021

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