Assistant Warden James F. McPeters

Assistant Warden James F. McPeters

Tennessee Department of Correction, Tennessee

End of Watch Monday, July 2, 1984

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James F. McPeters

Associate Warden McPeters and Associate Warden Donald Gammons were killed in a military helicopter accident while searching for three escapees from the Turney Correction Center. The helicopter was provided by Ft. Rucker, Alabama, for use in the search. The helicopter struck a power line during the search and crashed, killing the pilot and both wardens.

One of the escapees was killed and the other two were recaptured.


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  • Cause Aircraft accident

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Thank you for your service and always know that your sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten. Rest in peace.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

July 2, 2020

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