Guard Ed Samuelson

Guard Ed Samuelson

Wyoming Department of Corrections, Wyoming

End of Watch Friday, November 1, 1907

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Ed Samuelson

Guard Ed Samuelson was shot and killed by an inmate at the Wyoming State Penitentiary. The inmate was serving a life sentence for the murder of Deputy Sheriff Charles B. Holden of the Unita County Sheriff's Office, Wyoming, on June 19, 1901.

The inmate had been smuggled a stick of dynamite along with a gun. After shooting Guard Samuelson, he tried to dynamite an outside door, and failing in this, he shot and killed himself.


  • Age Not available
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Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Committed suicide


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No passage of time can ever erase your service and sacrifice. Rest in peace always.

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Delaware State Police (Retired)

November 1, 2020

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