Correctional Officer Leo G Davis

Correctional Officer Leo G Davis

California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, California

End of Watch Wednesday, July 21, 1971

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Leo G Davis

Correctional Officer Leo Davis was stabbed to death at San Quentin State Prison while guarding a prisoner who was a witness to the murder of Officer William Shull the previous year at Soledad Prison.

Officer Davis was guarding the door to the prisoner's hospital cell when he was attacked and stabbed by two inmates who were attempting to gain access to the cell to murder the other prisoner.

The suspects were convicted of first-degree murder and sentenced to life on June 21, 1973.

Officer Shull was stabbed to death on July 23, 1970, and Officer John Mills was beaten to death on January 16, 1970, in retaliation for an earlier incident in which three prisoners were shot and killed during a courtyard riot.

Correctional Officer Davis had served with the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation for five years. He was survived by his wife and four children.


  • Age 38
  • Tour 5 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

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

correctional Facility, prisoner custody, retaliation

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What's up grandpa my mom past away acouple months ago and she would always say I hope I'm with my dad when my time comes. So tell her I love and miss her rip.

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