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Biendl, Officer Jayme L.

End of Watch: 
Saturday, January 29, 2011
County: 
Snohomish
Agency: 
Department of Corrections

Correctional Officer Jayme Biendl was assaulted in the Monroe Correctional Facility’s chapel by an inmate. Biendl was assigned to the prison’s chapel. A prisoner, who was serving a life sentence, strangled Biendl during an escape attempt. The inmate was discovered missing dur¬ing a routine headcount. He was located three minutes later in the prison chapel’s lobby and informed the officers that he had planned to escape. After an equipment inventory was completed it was discovered that a set of keys and radio were missing. Other officers were dispatched to Biendl’s assigned duty post and found her unresponsive. CPR was initiated, but she was pronounced dead at the scene by paramedics a short time later. Officer Biendl had served with the Washington State Department of Corrections for eight years.