Deputy Warden L. R. Gumm

Deputy Warden L. R. Gumm

Kentucky Department of Corrections, Kentucky

End of Watch Monday, December 17, 1945

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L. R. Gumm

Deputy Warden Gumm was shot and killed by an inmate who had obtained a gun that had been smuggled into the prison. The suspect, who also wounded a second guard, was convicted of Deputy Warden Gumm's murder and later executed.


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Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Executed

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Warden Gumm, thank you for your faithful service to the citizens of your state. May your brave sacrifice never be forgotten.

Correctional Officer Logan Wilson
Tennessee Department of Correction

December 17, 2020

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