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Fallen corrections officer receives headstone after 62 years

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Edwin J. Fisher (Photo: KUTV)

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — A fallen Utah corrections officer who lay in an unmarked grave in Kentucky for over 60 years has received a headstone.

The State Journal reports Edwin J. Fisher's grave received the headstone Wednesday. Representatives of Utah and Kentucky's departments of corrections looked on as an honor guard member revealed the headstone.

In 1955, an inmate fatally stabbed the Utah State Prison corrections officer who was returning to his post following a lunch break.

Fisher was located after a family member notified officials that Fisher was entombed next to his wife in the Frankfort Cemetery.

The headstone bears the Utah state seal, a star enclosing "Utah Department of Corrections" and the inscription "Killed in the line of duty." It also has Fisher's name along with his birth and death dates.