Dale E. Morey, Officer, EOW: 6/22/1973

During the evening shift at the Arizona State Prison maximum security Central Unit in Florence 37 year old Officer Dale Morey, who was also a U.S. Army veteran, was working as a floor Officer in Cell Block 2 which is the oldest cell block within the prison system.  At 9 pm, inmates started a fire in one of the cells.  Officer Morey responded to put out the fire but when he opened the cell door he was struck with a mop handle, stabbed repeatedly and his keys were taken.

Prior to working at the Central Unit and after serving his country in the military, he started his law enforcement career as a Police Officer and later promoted to Police Sergeant in Ohio.

Verified via the National Law Enforcement Officer’s Memorial at www.nleomf.org , the ADC Officer Memorial webpage and National Officer Down Memorial Page. He is also recognized by the Correctional Peace Officer Foundation which is found at www.cpof.org . Additionally, a Level 4 Close custody 800 bed prison at the Arizona State Prison Complex in Buckeye, Arizona is named in his honor.

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