Prison Guard F. M. Isaacs

Prison Guard F. M. Isaacs
Nevada State Prison
End of Watch: Friday, October 13, 1871

Biographical Information:
Age: 39
Tour of Duty: 5 years
Badge Number: Unknown

Incident Details:
Cause of Death: Gunfire
Date of Incident: Sunday, September 17, 1871
Weapon Used: Handgun
Suspect Info: Unknown



Guard Isaacs died of injured he received when he was shot during an escape attempt from the Nevada State Penitentiary.  Twenty nine outlaws staged an escape from the Nevada State Penitentiary at Carson City. Guard Isaacs, of the Gold Hill penitentiary, was in the yard when the prisoners began to flee. Guard Isaacs began firing but was hit with a bullet that broke his right knee. A second shot struck him in the hip.

Guard Isaacs did not recover from his injuries and died three weeks later.

Guard Isaacs had served with the Nevada State Prison for five years and was survived by his wife and two children.