Senior Corrections Officer Dean E. Evans

Senior Corrections Officer Dean E. Evans

New Jersey Department of Corrections, New Jersey

End of Watch Friday, July 7, 1978

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Dean E. Evans

Senior Corrections Officer Dean Evans suffered a fatal heart attack while struggling with an inmate at the Bordentown Youth Correction Center.

He and three other officers were attempting to place the inmate into an isolation cell when the inmate began to violently resist. Officer Evans collapsed during the struggle. He was transported to Hamilton Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

The inmate faced only disciplinary actions in connection to Officer Evans' death.

Officer Evans was survived by his wife and daughter.


  • Age 56
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Heart attack

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Thank you for your service and please know that your sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten. Rest in peace always.

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

July 7, 2020

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