Corrections Employee Ralph Canning

Corrections Employee Ralph Canning

California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, California

End of Watch Friday, April 23, 1965

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Ralph Canning

Textile Products Foreman Canning was stabbed to death while working at San Quentin State Prison.

The inmate, who was serving a fives years to life sentence for a 1964 narcotics conviction, stabbed Foreman Canning 18 times. He was convicted of first degree murder and sentenced to death January 4th, 1966. His sentenced was later commuted to life.


  • Age 54
  • Tour 2 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Stabbed
  • Weapon Edged weapon
  • Offender Sentenced to life

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Rest In Peace Brother LEO. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer Mike Robinson (Ret)
Upland Police Dept. CA

April 23, 2018

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