Correctional Officer Jayme Lee Biendl

Correctional Officer Jayme Lee Biendl

Washington State Department of Corrections, Washington

End of Watch Saturday, January 29, 2011

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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 9th, 2013, the suspect was found guilty of aggravated first-degree murder and sentenced to death. His death sentence was subsequently commuted to life in prison.

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


  • Age 34
  • Tour 8 years
  • Badge 8716

Incident Details

  • Cause Assault
  • Weapon Person
  • Offender Sentenced to life

escape attempt

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Your legacy is still taught in CORE to this day. I may not have known you, but after talking with so many who did, you were truly a great person. You're still missed to this day. God bless you and yours C/O Biendl. I will try to honor you by my actions.

C/O 2 T. Anderson

June 4, 2024

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