Watchman George Workner

Fallen HeroWatchman George Workner 

On this day in Baltimore Police History 1808, we lost our brother, Night Watchman George Workner, Ofc. Workner was stabbed to death during a jail break of nine inmates from the Baltimore Jail. The inmates made a set of keys and picked up the locks on their cell doors. Then they attacked the guards with a small knife that one of the inmates had obtained. Watchman Workner was stabbed in the side during the escape and died from the wound the following day. Four of the nine inmates were apprehended and sentenced to death for Watchman Workner's murder. Their execution date was set for April 22, 1808, but they again attempted to escape two days beforehand. That escape attempt failed and they were hung in the jail's courtyard at noon on April 22, 1808

We, his brothers and sisters of the Baltimore Police Department, will not let him be forgotten. RIP Officer George Workner

More Details

End of Watch    15 March 1808
City, St. Baltimore Jail
Panel Number 33-W: 24
Cause of Death     Knife
District Worked Central


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