Prison Guard William Bullard

Prison Guard William Bullard

Missouri Department of Corrections, Missouri

End of Watch Monday, June 14, 1841

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William Bullard

Prison Guard William Bullard was killed after being assaulted by several inmates during an escape at the Missouri State Penitentiary.

As one of the inmates distracted him another struck him in the back of the head with a hammer. He was then held down and beaten to death before the suspects stole his keys and gun. A total of nine prisoners escape.


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Incident Details

  • Cause Assault
  • Weapon Blunt object; Hammer
  • Offender Not available

escape attempt

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I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of the state of Missouri. There is no tougher job in Law Enforcement than that of a Corrections Officer.


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June 14, 2021

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