Deputy Warden Luther Roscoe "L.R." Gumm

Photo of Deputy Warden Luther Roscoe "L.R." Gumm
End of Watch: Mon, Dec 17th, 1945
Date of Incident: Mon, Dec 17th, 1945
Cause of Death: Gunfire (Intentional)
Service Time: 4 years
Age: 62


An inmate shot and killed Deputy Warden Gumm with a gun that had been smuggled into the prison. Another guard was also wounded by the same inmate. The inmate was convicted of the murder of Deputy Warden Gumm and executed.

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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