Sergeant John Drewry

Sergeant John Drewry

California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, California

End of Watch Friday, October 16, 1914

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John Drewry

Sergeant John Drewry was stabbed to death during an escape attempt at Folsom State Prison in Represa, California. The incident occurred as Sergeant Drewry and another officer were attempting to stop an escape.

The suspect was convicted of murder and hanged on August 27, 1915.

Sergent Drewry had served with the agency for just over one year. He was survived by his wife and four children.


  • Age 46
  • Tour 1 year
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Stabbed
  • Weapon Edged weapon
  • Offender Executed in 1915

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Rest in peace Sergeant Drewry.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

May 10, 2022

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