Guard Cyrus Sells

Guard Cyrus Sells

Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction, Ohio

End of Watch Wednesday, June 9, 1841

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Cyrus Sells

Guard Cyrus Sells was killed by an inmate who attacked him with an ax at the Ohio State Penitentiary in Columbus. The inmate had served seven years of a 15-year sentence for highway robbery.

He was convicted of Guard Sells' murder and hanged February 9th, 1844.

Guard Sells is buried in Section R of Green Lawn Cemetery, Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio.

Bio

  • Age 22
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Assault
  • Weapon Edged weapon; Axe
  • Offender Executed in 1844

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Thank you for your service and rest in peace knowing that you will never be forgotten.

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

June 9, 2020

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