Prison Guard A. D. Spivey

Prison Guard A. D. Spivey

North Carolina Department of Public Safety - Division of Prisons, North Carolina

End of Watch Thursday, August 30, 1928

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A. D. Spivey

Prison Guard A. D. Spivey was shot and killed during the escape of seven inmates from the Caledonia Prison Farm in Halifax County.

The inmates attacked another guard, took his weapon, and then shot Prison Guard Spivey as he attempted to stop the escape.

All seven inmates were apprehended within one day.

Prison Guard Spivey had served at the Caledonia Prison Farm for only 2 weeks. He was survived by his wife.


  • Age 28
  • Tour 2 weeks
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Apprehended

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Guard Spivey,
On today, the 90th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of North Carolina. There is no tougher job in Law Enforcement than that of a Corrections Officer.


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August 30, 2018

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