Guard Samuel P. Chesshir

Guard Samuel P. Chesshir

Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction, Ohio

End of Watch Monday, April 19, 1948

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Samuel P. Chesshir

Guard Samuel Chesshir and Guard Walter Zimmer were stabbed to death by an inmate.

The inmate just went berserk for no apparent reason, grabbed a butcher knife from the kitchen, stabbed both guards, and seriously injured another guard before being subdued.

The inmate, serving a 15-year sentence for burglary, was convicted of two counts of first-degree murder and executed in the electric chair on February 2nd, 1949.

Guard Chesshir was a U.S. Army veteran.

Bio

  • Age 54
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Stabbed
  • Weapon Edged weapon; Knife
  • Offender Executed in 1949

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NEVER FORGET! On behalf of the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Identification & Investigation, we honor the dedicated service and ultimate sacrifice of Guard Samuel P. Chesshir of the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction, Ohio and the additional 69 American Peace Officers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice on this date in history.

Superintendent Joe Morbitzer
Ohio Bureau of Criminal Identification & Investigation

April 19, 2019

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