Corrections Officer George Chamberlain

Photo of Corrections Officer George Chamberlain
End of Watch: Mon, May 11th, 1874
Date of Incident: Mon, May 11th, 1874
Cause of Death: Gunfire (Intentional)
Service Time: Not Known
Age: 25


Custody Officer George Chamberlain was shot and killed by inmates during an escape from the Indiana Prison South in Clarksville.

At about 4:00 pm, four inmates using knives and revolvers made their way to the gate at the main entrance saying they had been sent for to see the clerk. When Custody Officer Chamberlain opened the gate, the inmates pushed him down and rushed out. After Custody Officer Chamberlain recovered and gave chase, one of the inmates turned and shot him through the head. He succumbed to his wound about 20 minutes later.

During their escape, two of the inmates were wounded, one mortally.

Information obtained from the Officer Down Memorial Page.


Indiana Department of Correction Patch
302 West Washington Street E-334
Indianapolis, Indiana 46202
(371) 232-5711


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