Matron Kassie Mae Chandler

Matron Kassie Mae Chandler

Dallas County Sheriff's Department, Texas

End of Watch Thursday, December 16, 1948

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Kassie Mae Chandler

Matron Kassie Chandler was attacked by two female inmates, 15 and 17, in a jail escape attempt. She suffered a severe injury when they caused her to fall and hit her head on the concrete floor. She died in a hospital the next day. The next day a juvenile judge sentenced both to a state training school for girls in Gainesville until they were 21. The 15-year-old had already escaped from that institution twice.

Matron Chandler had served with the agency for 10 years. She was survived by her two daughters and two granddaughters.


  • Age 68
  • Tour 10 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Assault
  • Incident Date Wednesday, December 15, 1948
  • Weapon Person
  • Offender Sentenced to training school

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On this actual anniversary of your heroic death I'd like to reiterate my previous reflection and say that your sacrifice is always remembered by your law enforcement family.

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

December 15, 2020

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