Boyd H. Spikerman
At approximately 5 a.m. on January 29, 1984, Officer Boyd H. Spikerman was on duty in the Juneau housing unit, when he was surprised by inmate Matthew Granger. As two other inmates acted as lookouts, inmate Granger bludgeoned Officer Spikerman with a fire extinguisher and mortally stabbed him. Both injuries were so severe that individually each was sufficient to be the proximate cause of death. Officer Spikerman's body was found by a fellow officer at approximately 5:13 a.m.
An investigation found that the inmates had discussed killing a staff member to impress and be recognized by the Aryan Brotherhood. Inmate Granger and a second inmate were convicted of murder and received life sentences.
Boyd H. Spikerman is listed in the National Law Enforcement Memorial on Panel 13, E-12. Boyd, you will never be forgotten.