Theodore J. “Ted” Buckley, Officer, EOW: 6/22/1973

During the same incident that resulted in Officer Dale Morey’s murder inside the Central Unit at Florence, 26 year old Officer Ted Buckley was also killed by inmates.  After inmates took Officer Morey’s keys, they entered the control room where Officer Buckley was working. He was dragged from the control room into the cell block where he was stabbed numerous times.

Officer Buckley spent 8 years as a Military Policeman in the Army prior to working in the Maximum Security Central Unit at the Arizona State Prison.

Verified via the National Law Enforcement Officer’s Memorial, the ADC Officer Memorial webpage, the Correctional Peace Officer Foundation and the National Officer Down Memorial Page. Additionally, a Level 4 Close custody 800 bed prison at the Arizona State Prison Complex in Buckeye, Arizona is named after Officer Buckley.

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