Guard William Gilbert

Photo of Guard William Gilbert
End of Watch: Thu, Oct 4th, 1923
Date of Incident: Wed, Oct 3rd, 1923
Cause of Death: Gunfire (Intentional)
Service Time: 1 year
Age: 48


Officer Gilbert, Officer V. B. Mattingly and Officer Hodge Cunningham were shot and killed by inmates who were attempting to take over the dining room at the Kentucky State Penitentiary in Eddyville. The three suspects were found dead three days later after officers stormed the dining facility; One had been killed during the ensuing standoff and the other two had committed suicide.

Information obtained from the Officer Down Memorial Page.


Kentucky Department of Corrections Patch
275 East Main Street
Frankfort, Kentucky 40602
(502) 564-4726


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