ADC Remembers Dale Morey

Dale Morey

Florence State Prison Correctional Officer Dale Morey, was thirty-three when he was killed on June 22, 1973. Morey was on duty when an inmate set a mattress on fire. Morey entered the cell block in an attempt to extinguish the flames when multiple inmates stabbed and beat him to death. Officer Ted Buckley was also killed in the violence.

Dale Morey was a veteran of the United States Army. He began his law enforcement career serving with the Crestline, Ohio Police Department rising to the rank of Police Sergeant. Morey transferred to the Ontario, Ohio Police Department where he worked for four years. He then went to North Central Technical College where he taught finger printing for criminal justice classes.

Dale Morey is survived by his wife Patrica, his children Mark, Lue Anne, Julie, Robert, Stephen, and his stepson Michael Tamburino.

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