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Dr. A. W. Hornbogen - Marquette Branch Prison

Dr. A. W. Hornbogen

August 27, 1931: In a escape attempt turned tragedy, Dr. A. W. Hornbogen was shot and killed on this date at the Marquette Branch Prison. Four inmates armed with guns and ammunition that had been smuggled into the prison tried to shoot their way out of the facility, killing Hornbogen and an inmate nurse in the process.

Hornbogen was temporarily filling in as a prison physician while the regular doctor was on vacation. A standoff ensued when the inmates discovered that the prison was surrounded by officers and guards. Rather than run the risk of being recaptured, the inmates killed themselves.