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.


  • Age 22
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

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

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Cyrus was my cousin, I have study alot about him I wish I known him. My son is a Guard at Ware State Prison in Georgia.
July 10, 2021

Margaret A Skunca

July 10, 2021

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