Correctional Officer Dale E. Morey

Correctional Officer Dale E. Morey

Arizona Department of Corrections, Arizona

End of Watch Friday, June 22, 1973

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Dale E. Morey

Correctional Officer Dale Morey and Correctional Officer Theodore Buckley were both beaten and stabbed during a prison uprising at the Arizona State Prison in Florence

Officer Morey had been attacked in a prison cell block and badly beaten. Officer Buckley had gone to his assistance when he was also attacked.

Four inmates were charged with the officers' murders. One was convicted of two counts of first-degree murder and sentenced to two life sentences on March 4th, 1974. Charges against the other three were dismissed.

Officer Morey is survived by his wife, six children, and stepson.


  • Age 37
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Stabbed
  • Weapon Edged weapon; Knife
  • Offender Sentenced to life

prison riot

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We are looking for all family survivors from Pinal County Sheriff’s Office, Florence Arizona. The Pinal County Sheriff’s Office holds an annual memorial service the first Thursday in May, and we would like to mail surviving family invitations to be able to view the service via live scan or in person. Please contact me at Pinal County Sheriff’s Office.

Admin. Assistant Deborah Lopez

September 2, 2016

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