Guard Charles A. Krueger

Guard Charles A. Krueger

Illinois Department of Corrections, Illinois

End of Watch Sunday, September 7, 1919

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Charles A. Krueger

Guard Charles Krueger was shot and killed by an inmate while unlocking his cell door at the Pontiac Correctional Center.

Guard Krueger was the acting day captain when he was shot in the head by an inmate serving a life sentence for an armed robbery in Chicago. Another correctional officer was also shot in the head, but survived. After holding a group of armed guards at bay from the cell house, two inmates made it to the roof of the institution's hospital, but were turned back by a fusillade of bullets fired by guards outside the institution.

Both inmates were mortally wounded, one dying shortly thereafter and the other inmate the following day.


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Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Shot and killed

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To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 93rd anniversary year of your death. I am priviliged to leave a tribute to you. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg (CA) officer Larry Lasater

April 29, 2013

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