Correctional Officer Hilton Edward Bland

Correctional Officer Hilton Edward Bland

Virginia Department of Corrections, Virginia

End of Watch Wednesday, September 11, 1963

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Hilton Edward Bland

Correctional Officer Edward Bland was beaten to death by by an inmate at the Virginia State Penitentiary. The inmate was able to get control of Officer Bland's gas gun and beat him with it.

Officer Bland never regained consciousness before passing away as a result of his injuries three days later.


  • Age 48
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Assault
  • Incident Date Sunday, September 8, 1963
  • Weapon Person
  • Offender Not available

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Rest in peace and always know that your service and sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren.

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

September 11, 2020

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