Prison Guard Earl Langfitt

Prison Guard Earl Langfitt

West Virginia Division of Corrections and Rehabilitation, West Virginia

End of Watch Thursday, March 11, 1926

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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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Semper Fi. You are not forgotten...May God bless you and keep you with him in heaven. So sorry you had such a tragic end. Thank you for your service and dedication.

State Traffic Officer 7185 Mike Becze
California Highway Patrol & US Marine

March 10, 2021

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