Correction Officer Edward Jaworski

Correction Officer Edward Jaworski

South Dakota Department of Corrections, South Dakota

End of Watch Thursday, September 6, 1951

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Edward Jaworski

Correction Officer Edward Jaworski was beaten to death by an inmate armed with a baseball bat.

The 26-year-old inmate, serving a life sentence for murdering his sister-in-law, was convicted of Officer Jaworski's murder and received another life sentence. On September 10, 1953, he was found dead in his cell. An autopsy revealed he died from a blood clot.


  • Age 30
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Assault
  • Weapon Blunt object; Bat
  • Offender Died in prison

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Officer Jaworski,
On today, the 66th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of the state of South Dakota. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy. There is no tougher job in Law Enforcement than that of a Corrections Officer.


United States Border Patrol

September 6, 2017

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