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Dan Harrison
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Birth: Nov. 21, 1946
Treutlen County
Georgia, USA
Death: Jul. 23, 1978
Reidsville
Tattnall County
Georgia, USA

Dan Harrison, was a Correctional Officer for the Department of Corrections in Georgia. He served only 10 months at the State Prison in Reidsville, Georgia, dying in the line of duty at age 32. Officer Harrison was going to the aid of another Officer who was being attacked during a prison riot. Suddenly he was in the middle of the violent melee, and was viciously attacked by several inmates. beaten and stabbed to death. Officer Harrison was stabbed a total of 61 times, and beaten so badly, nearly every bone in his body was broken. After the assault on Officer Harrison, they stacked mattresses on top of his body and set it on fire. (Tho there was doubts about him being burnt, much speculation over the years) On November 21st, 2003, almost 25 years after his death, a life-size statue of Officer Harrison was unveiled in front of the Georgia State Prison, in his memory. Officer Harrison was survived by his wife, three children, and a twin sister Ann and another younger sister. 
 
Burial:
Lakeview Memorial Gardens
Vidalia
Toombs County
Georgia, USA
 
Created by: Bonnie Fortney- Wichita,...
Record added: Mar 16, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 18480343
Dan Harrison
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Dan Harrison
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Dan Harrison
Added by: Bonnie Fortney- Wichita, Kansas
 
 
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Rest well my dear friend.
- ken mcduff
 Added: Oct. 8, 2016

- Olivia Williamson Braddy
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- A Marine's Daughter
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