Royal C. Cline, a correctional officer at USP Alcatraz, died on May 23, 1938 after a seven-year tour of duty.
In honor of heroes who have made the ultimate sacrifice in service of their country.
Those who have never been in law enforcement cannot fully comprehend the courage and strength of character it takes to walk our path every day. They will never know how it feels when sallyport doors close, how it feels to be the lone housing officer during night shift, how it feels when you respond to an emergency, not knowing if one of your comrades is down or if you will be vulnerable during that response. But we fulfill our mission with dedication and resolve because we understand that our contributions to public safety outweighs the risk. That’s because law enforcement professionals respond to a unique calling – to protect the public at all costs. We carry out this responsibility despite the formidable challenges and dangers inherent to our work, without any expectation of recognition or praise. We stand our posts, keenly aware that this defines who we are and what we are meant to do. Henry David Thoreau stated that "The hero is commonly the simplest and obscurest of men." Our fallen staff were heroes in both life and death.
William A. Miller, a correctional officer at USP Alcatraz, died on May 3, 1946.
Andrew Henry Leonard, a 52 year-old Spanish American War veteran and BOP Captain, died at USP Leavenworth on November 14, 1922.
Gary L. Rowe, a Senior Officer at MCC San Diego, died on February 7, 1983.
Boyd H. Spikerman, a 32 year-old Correctional Officer, died at FCI Oxford on January 29, 1984 after a six-month tour of duty.
Donald F. Reis, a 59 year-old Senior Officer Specialist, died at FCI El Reno on February 28, 1975 after a twenty-five-year tour of duty.
Vern M. Jarvis, a 43 year-old Senior Officer, died at USP Marion on January 26, 1969 after a two-year tour of duty.
Wayne L. Selle, a 40 year-old Senior Officer from Waverly, Missouri, died at USP Leavenworth on July 31, 1973.
Merle E. Clutts, a 51 year-old Senior Officer Specialist, died at USP Marion on October 22, 1983 after a nineteen-year tour of duty.
James Russell Brock, a Deputy Warden, died at USP Atlanta on December 27, 1917.
D'Antonio Andrew Washington, a 31 year-old Correctional Officer, died at USP Atlanta on December 22, 1994.
Osvaldo Albarati, a 39 year old Lieutenant at MDC Guaynabo, died on February 26, 2013 after a eleven year tour of duty.
William W. Latimer, a 48 year-old Correctional Officer at the National Training School in Washington D.C., died on October 15, 1960 after an eight-year tour of duty.
Janice R. Hylen, a Contract Dietician, died at USP Atlanta on November 21, 1979.
Jose V. Rivera, a 22 year-old Correctional Officer, died at USP Atwater on June 20, 2008 after a ten-month tour of duty.
Gregory Johnnie Gunter, a 31 year-old Maintenance Mechanic General Foreman, died at FCI Petersburg on December 25, 1982.
John W. Johnson, a 24 year-old Correctional Officer, died at USP Leavenworth on September 29, 1974 after an eight-month tour of duty.
Joseph Waldrupe, a 29 year-old correctional officer from Greenback, TN, died at USP Leavenworth on November 10, 1901 after a 1 year tour of duty.
Robert L. Hoffmann, a Senior Officer Specialist at USP Marion, died on October 22, 1983.
Harold P. Stites, a Senior Officer at USP Alcatraz, died on Thursday, May 2, 1946.
Andrew F. Turner, a 29 year-old correctional officer, died at USP Leavenworth on March 26, 1916 after a 3 year tour of duty.
Edgar A. Barr, a 42 year-old Correctional Officer, died at USP Leavenworth on March 19, 1917.
Robert G. Warnke, a 47 year-old laundry foreman from Cleveland, Ohio, died at USP Leavenworth on June 20, 1929 after an eight-year tour of duty.
Eric Williams, a 34 year-old Correctional Officer from Jefferson Township, Pennsylvania, died at USP Canaan on February 25, 2013.
Robert F. Miller, a Senior Officer at USP Lewisburg, died on October 12, 1987.
Scott James Williams, a 30 year-old Senior Officer Specialist, died at USP Lompoc on April 3, 1997 after a four-year tour of duty.
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