Custody Officer
George A. Chamberlain
Indiana Department of Correction
Monday, May 11, 1874

Age: 25
Served:
Badge #:
Military Service:
Not Included
Not Included

Incident Details

Cause of Death:
Gunfire
Date/Time of Incident:
Monday, May 11, 1874
04:00 pm
Incident to Death Duration:
Same day
Incident Location:
1410 South Clark Boulevard, Clarksville
Incident County:
Clark
Incident Township:
Jeffersonville
Weapon Used:
Revolver
Suspect Info:
Two escaped
Burial Location:
Danville South Cemetery, Danville

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

   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 died from his wound about 20 minutes later.

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