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New York Trooper Writes Book About 2015 Prison Escape

Manhunt Continues For Two Prisoners That Broke Out Of New York State Prison
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You saw the news coverage, you probably watched the TV movies – now, read the book about what happened during the 2015 escape of two murderers at Clinton Correctional in Dannemora. 

According to the Press Republican of Plattsburgh, New York State Police Major Charles Guess has written a book about his experience while leading the search for David Sweat and Richard Matt.

The self-published book called “Relentless Pursuit: Inside the Escape from Dannemora: New York’s Largest Manhunt” details the events of the three week manhunt.

The two convicted murders broke out of the Clinton Correctional Facility in June, 2015 and led as many as 1,640 law enforcement officials, including NYS Police, local police agencies as well as members of the U.S. Border Patrol through the backwoods of the north country.

Guess, 56 says he was encouraged by members of the state police to write the book, which is being self-published through Dog Ear Publishing out of Indianapolis.

Richard Matt was shot and killed by a U.S. Border Patrol Swat Team member and David Sweat was captured after being shot and wounded by a state trooper.

Charles Guess retired from the state police last year.

The book is available to order online at for $19.95 or can be ordered at book stores.

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