Prison Guard Earl Langfitt

Prison Guard Earl Langfitt

West Virginia Division of Corrections, West Virginia

End of Watch Thursday, March 11, 1926

Earl Langfitt

Prison Guard Earl Langfitt was stabbed to death at the West Virginia State Penitentiary in Parkersburg, West Virginia.

He was stabbed by an inmate whom he had reprimanded for misconduct in the prison dining hall.

The 44-year-old inmate, serving a life sentence for murder, was convicted of Guard Langfitt's murder and hanged at Moundsville Penitentiary on September 10, 1926.


  • Age 24
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Stabbed
  • Weapon Edged weapon; Shank
  • Offender Executed in 1926

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Rest In Peace Brother Langfitt. Your service is not forgotten. I think of you often each time I pass the memorial with your name on it. Thank you for your service and sacrifice to the citizens of West Virginia.

Sgt. Jarrod Wilson / K9 Officer
West Virginia Division Of Corrections

March 11, 2012

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