San Quentin Staff killed in Line of Duty
Charles L. Sickles Wood Product Factory Supervisor, died on April 1, 1981 of injuries received while on the job at San Quentin on March 30.
The veteran correctional employee was attacked by an inmate while he was sitting at his desk writing daily production reports. He was the second CDC staff to be killed in the line of duty during 1981.
Sickles, 65 was a native of Missouri. He served in the Army Air Corps from 1942 to 1945 and began his state service as a textile foreman in the old jute mill at San Quentin in 1956.
In 1958 he served for a years as a correctional officer, then returned to the textile mill in 1959. He became a supervisor in 1970 and held that post until his untimely death.
He was survived by his wife and three children.
NOTE: the above is lifted from the Dept of Corrections newsletter “Newscam” vol VIII No. 3, May 1981.