|James C. Harrelson, Dep.
Warden honored for releasing inmates to help rescue people from burning
wreckage of the LaGuardia Airport plane that crashed on Rikers Feb. 1,
1957. Both Thomas & Harrelson
became DWs same date & received permanent warden appointments same date.
Expect for Thomas’ getting provisional warden status 3 years earlier, they
tie for 1st honors.
|James C. Harrelson images
are NYC Dept. of Correction (NYC DOC) photos in the archives managed by the
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