Lieutenant Owen Davenport

Lieutenant Owen Davenport

Kentucky Department of Corrections, Kentucky

End of Watch Wednesday, July 18, 1956

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Owen Davenport

Lieutenant Owen Davenport was stabbed to death in the prison yards of the Kentucky State Penitentiary.

The 23-year-old inmate, serving a five year sentence for a 1954 larceny conviction, stabbed Lieutenant Davenport in the back with a home-made knife. He said he was high on smuggled drugs and had know memory of the incident. He was convicted of murder and sentenced to death.

Lieutenant Davenport had served with the Kentucky Department of Corrections for 13 years.


  • Age Not available
  • Tour 13 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Stabbed
  • Weapon Edged weapon; Knife
  • Offender Not available

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God bless. He was the direct descendant of Ormus De Davenport.


July 14, 2016

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