On this date, April 9, 1984, Deputy Sheriff Phillip J. Pence of the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office, Ohio, was killed in the line of duty. Let us honor this fallen prison guard and thank God that justice was served, as the prison killer, had been executed on June 8, 2004. I got the information about him from ODMP.
Philip J. Pence
Phillip J. Pence
Hamilton County Sheriff's Office, Ohio
End of Watch: Sunday, June 10, 1984
Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 3 years
Badge # Not available
Incident Date: 6/9/1984
Weapon: Edged weapon; Shank
Suspect: Executed in 2004
Deputy Phillip Pence was stabbed to death by an inmate while conducting searches of cells for weapons.
He was stabbed as he entered the cell by the suspect who had warned earlier that he would kill the next person to come into his cell. Deputy Pence was stabbed in the chest with a shank fashioned from a metal bucket handle.
The suspect was sentenced to death and executed on June 8, 2004.
Deputy Pence had served with the Hamilton County Sheriff's Department for 3 years. He is survived by his mother.