Correction Officer Thomas Davis, Jr.

Correction Officer Thomas Davis, Jr.

Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction, Ohio

End of Watch Thursday, June 25, 1992

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Thomas Davis, Jr.

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

The 32-year-old inmate was serving a life sentence for a murder conviction in 1980. He was convicted of Officer Davis' murder and received an additional 12 to 15 years. He has a parole hearing in September, 2019.

The man who stabbed Officer Davis was a member of the Aryan Nation.


  • Age 47
  • Tour 9 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Stabbed
  • Weapon Edged weapon; Shank
  • Offender Sentenced to 12 to 15 years

gang member

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

June 25, 2020

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