Correctional Officer Jayme Lee Biendl

Correctional Officer Jayme Lee Biendl

Washington State Department of Corrections, Washington

End of Watch Saturday, January 29, 2011

Jayme Lee Biendl

Correctional Officer Jayme Biendl was strangled in the Monroe Correctional Facility's chapel by an inmate.

Officer Biendl was assigned to the prison's chapel. A prisoner, who was serving a life sentence, strangled Officer Biendl during an escape attempt.

The inmate was discovered missing during a routine headcount shortly after 9:00 pm. He was located three minutes later in the prison chapel's lobby and informed the officers that he had planned to escape.

After an equipment inventory was completed it was discovered that a set of keys and radio were missing. Other officers were dispatched to Officer Biendl's assigned duty post and found her unresponsive. CPR was initiated but she was pronounced dead at the scene by paramedics a short time later.

On May 9, 2013, the suspect was found guilty of aggravated first degree murder and sentenced to death.

Officer Biendl had served with the Washington State Department of Corrections for eight years.

Bio

  • Age 34
  • Tour 8 years
  • Badge 8716

Incident Details

  • Cause Assault
  • Weapon Person
  • Offender Sentenced to death

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John 5:28, 29 - "Do not be amazed at this, for the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out". I pray that everyone can find peace in knowing that we will see this officer as well as many others again in Paradise soon. Until then, please accept my condolences.

A.W. Montgomery
Concerned Citizen

September 18, 2018

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