United States Department of Justice – Immigration and Naturalization Service – Detention and Deportation, U.S. Government
DOD: Monday, January 24, 1949
Security Officer George Joyce was stabbed to death by an illegal alien detainee at the Immigration Station in Honolulu, Hawaii.
He was delivering the detainees breakfast tray and was attacked when the cell door was opened. The detainee stabbed him in the neck several times, severing his jugular. A jail matron and another detainee assisted in subduing the subject and called for help.
Officer Joyce slipped into a coma and died of his wounds five days later.
The subject who stabbed him was determined to be insane and subsequently deported to his native China.
Officer Joyce had served as a security officer with the Immigration and Naturalization Service for only one month.