Deputy Warden Henry Sims

Deputy Warden Henry Sims

Illinois Department of Corrections, Illinois

End of Watch Saturday, June 14, 1913

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Henry Sims

Deputy Warden Henry Sims died as a result of exposure while chasing an escapee from the Joliet State Prison the previous week.

Deputy Warden Sims had served in law enforcement for a total of 24 years. He had previously served with the Chicago Police Department and Cook County State's Attorney's Office. Deputy Warden Sims was survived by two daughters.


  • Age Not available
  • Tour 24 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Hypothermia
  • Incident Date Sunday, June 8, 1913

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Please know that no passage of time can erase your service and the sacrifice you made that day. Rest In Peace always.

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

June 14, 2020

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