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New Hero Search Matthew B. Burgher - Mar. 16, 1876 (6418)

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Utah Department of Corrections Agency Patch
Resided: UT, USA
Born: Unk  
Fallen: Mar. 16, 1876
Race/Sex: Caucasian Male / 35 yrs. of age
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Dept: Utah Dept. of Corrections
UT   USA
Dept. Type: State/Corrections
Hero's Rank: Warden
Sworn Date: Unk
FBI Class: Homicide - Gun
Weapon Class: Firearm
Bio: Not Available
Fatal Incident Summary
Offender: No Info
Location: UT   USA   Thu. Mar. 16, 1876
Summary: Warden Burgher succumbed to injuries he received two days earlier when he was assaulted by a group of prisoners who were attempting to escape the Utah State Prison. The suspects hit Warden Burgher repeatedly with a rock wrapped in a woolen sock.

The suspects were captured, but were able to escape three months later and were never recaptured. During their second escape attempt, the suspects killed a prisoner who was serving a life sentence for murdering Provo Police Officer Albert H. Bowen in October of 1873.

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