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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On this 180th “anniversary” of your untimely departure, please know that no passage of time can erase your service and the sacrifice you made that day. Rest In Peace always.

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

June 14, 2020

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