Warden James Delahunty

Warden James Delahunty

Nebraska Department of Correctional Services, Nebraska

End of Watch Thursday, March 14, 1912

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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.


  • Age 55
  • Tour Not available
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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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