Correctional Officer Louis F. Jewett, Jr.

Correctional Officer Louis F. Jewett, Jr.

New Mexico Corrections Department, New Mexico

End of Watch Saturday, April 4, 1981

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Louis F. Jewett, Jr.

Correctional Officer Louis Jewett was succumbed to stab wounds sustained 28 days earlier when he was attacked while attempting to prevent two inmates from stabbing a third inmate. The third inmate was stabbed to death during the incident.

Both inmates were convicted of two counts of first degree murder. One was sentenced to two life terms to run consecutively with another life term he was serving. The other inmate was sentenced to death. In 1986 Governor Toney Anaya commuted his sentence to life.

Officer Jewett had served with the New Mexico Corrections Department for only five months. He was survived by his wife, daughter, and two sons.


  • Age 38
  • Tour 5 months
  • Badge 458

Incident Details

  • Cause Stabbed
  • Incident Date Thursday, February 26, 1981
  • Weapon Edged weapon; Shank
  • Offender Convicted of murder

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Officer Jewett,
On today, the 40th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of the state of New Mexico. 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

April 4, 2021

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