Correction Officer Thomas D. Davis, Jr.

Correction Officer Thomas D. Davis, Jr.

Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction, Ohio

End of Watch Friday, June 26, 1992

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Thomas D. Davis, Jr.

Correction Officer Tommy Davis was stabbed to death by an inmate who snuck up behind him and stabbed him in the back with a homemade knife at the Mansfield Correctional Institution.

Officer Davis was transported to a local hospital, where he succumbed to his wounds early the next morning.

The 32-year-old inmate was a member of the Aryan Nation serving a life sentence for a murder conviction in 1980. He was only convicted of felony assault for Officer Davis' murder and received an additional 12 to 15 years. He has a parole hearing in September of 2024.

Officer Davis was a United States Navy Vietnam veteran and had served with the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction for nine years. He is survived by his two daughters and six siblings.


  • Age 47
  • Tour 9 years
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Stabbed
  • Incident Date Thursday, June 25, 1992
  • Weapon Edged weapon; Shank
  • Offender Sentenced to 12 to 15 years

gang member, prisoner custody

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