Warden James Delahunty

Warden James Delahunty

Nebraska Department of Correctional Services, Nebraska

End of Watch Thursday, March 14, 1912

James Delahunty

Warden James Delahunty, Officer E.G. Heilman and Deputy Warden Henry Wagner were shot and killed during a prison escape attempt.

The three prisoners were able to break out of the jail and one was re-captured, however, one of the two remaining committed suicide before being taken into custody, and the other was killed by a posse. A hostage the convicts had taken was also killed in a gunfight with the posse.

Warden Delahunty is buried in St Mary Cemetery, West Peoria, Illinois.

Bio

  • Age 55
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Committed suicide

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Thank you for your service Sir, RIP

James Kotke
Civilian / Former Officer
WSF Park Police (Wi.)

March 14, 2012

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