Keeper Harvey A. Casler

Keeper Harvey A. Casler

New York State Department of Correctional Services, New York

End of Watch Thursday, February 8, 1877

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Harvey A. Casler

Keeper Harvey Casler was struck in the head with a shovel and killed by a prisoner.

Keeper Casler was supervising a work detail that was assigned to shovel snow from the walkway in front of Auburn State Prison. One of the inmates he was supervising struck Keeper Casler over the head with a shovel, killing him.

In November of 1877 the suspect was convicted of Keeper Casler's murder and sentenced to life in prison.


  • Age Not available
  • Tour Not available
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Incident Details

  • Cause Assault
  • Weapon Blunt object; Shovel
  • Offender Sentenced to life

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Rest in peace Keeper Casler and Olav Hashalom. Thank you for your bravery.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

February 8, 2014

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