Correctional Officer Earl F. DeMarse

Correctional Officer Earl F. DeMarse

Michigan Department of Corrections, Michigan

End of Watch Tuesday, September 25, 1973

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Earl F. DeMarse

Correctional Officer Earl DeMarse was stabbed to death by an inmate at the Marquette Branch Prison.

The stabbing took place only 15 minutes into his shift. The prisoner who stabbed him was sentenced to life in prison and transferred to a different facility where he later stabbed and wounded another officer.

Officer DeMarse had served with the Michigan Department of Corrections for 26 years. The Earl F. DeMarse Training Academy was named in his memory.


  • Age 55
  • Tour 26 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

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

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Rest in peace always and know that your service and sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren.

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

September 26, 2020

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