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
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Committed suicide


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Lord, when it’s time to go inside,
That place of steel and stone.
I pray that you will keep me safe,
So I won’t walk alone.
Help me to do my duty,
Please watch me on my rounds.
Amongst those perilous places
And slamming steel door sounds.
God, Keep my fellow Officers
Well and free from harm.
Let them know I’ll be there too,
Whenever there’s alarm.
Above all when I walk my beat,
No matter where I roam.
Let me go back whence I came,
To family and home.

RIP We have the watch now

Officer Tony Woodruff

May 18, 2016

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