Officer DeMarse’s murder was 48 years ago today

Marquette Branch Prison Officer Earl DeMarse died 48 years ago today, on Sept. 25, 1973. DeMarse, a 26-year officer, was attacked in the auditorium. Fifteen minutes into his shift, he came to Central Control bleeding profusely from multiple stab wounds. He was pronounced dead upon arrival at the hospital. His death brought many safety concerns […]

Rest in peace, Officer DeMarse

Marquette Officer Earl DeMarse passed away 47 years ago today. DeMarse, an officer with 26 years of experience, was about 15 minutes into his shift when he was stabbed several times. An ambulance was called, but DeMarse died while en route to a hospital.  His killer was sentenced to life in prison, and he is […]

Officer Earl DeMarse

Today is the anniversary of the death of Officer Earl DeMarse. Officer DeMarse was stabbed to death by a prisoner at Marquette Branch Prison. Earl DeMarse was a veteran Officer who served the Michigan Department of Corrections for 26 years and was stabbed 15 minutes into his shift. The photo below is of his family […]