Corrections Employee Robert Jefferson

Corrections Employee Robert Jefferson

Illinois Department of Corrections, Illinois

End of Watch Thursday, April 1, 1971

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Robert Jefferson

Corrections Employee Robert Jefferson succumbed to injuries suffered in an attack at 5:15 pm in a residential building during an escape attempt at the Sheridan Correctional Center.

Corrections Employee Jefferson was stabbed 14 times to the chest and neck with a table knife and metal rod which had both been sharpened. Other prison employees did not believe Corrections Employee Jefferson was individually targeted by the youths. Corrections Employee Jefferson was able to identify both youths who attacked him from his hospital death bed.

Both of the youths were sentenced to 20 to 40 years in prison and were paroled in 1992.


  • Age 30
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Stabbed
  • Weapon Edged weapon; Knife
  • Offender Paroled in 1992

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Rest in Peace, Corrections Employee Jefferson. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

June 3, 2012

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