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Mar. 16, 1876
Caucasian Male / 35 yrs. of age
Utah Dept. of Corrections
Homicide - Gun
Bio: Not Available
Fatal Incident Summary
Thu. Mar. 16, 1876
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.