Deputy Warden James R. Brock

Deputy Warden James R. Brock

United States Department of Justice - Federal Bureau of Prisons, U.S. Government

End of Watch Thursday, December 27, 1917

James R. Brock

Deputy Warden James Brock was killed when he was attacked by a prisoner at the U.S. Penitentiary in Atlanta, Georgia.

Warden Brock, who was also a doctor, was struck in the back of the head with an iron bar. The prisoner who struck him had been employed in some building work at the prison and had managed to hide the bar in a scrap heap. He had a grudge against Brock for refusing some favor.

Warden Brock was a native of Dade County and was well known and much liked throughout the state.


  • Age Not available
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Assault
  • Location Georgia
  • Weapon Blunt object
  • Offender Not available

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100 years ago today, a mindless, convicted felon took your life. We are, in the year 2017, grateful for your service. The man who took your life is long forgotten, but your memory lives on, and will live on. Thank you, sir, for your service.

Stan Jefferson
Citizen of Arizona

December 27, 2017

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