Correctional Officer Arthur Laguna
Correctional Officer at Folsom State Prison, California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation
On January 23, 2007 while serving in Iraq, Officer Laguna’s aircraft and the one flown by his brother passed through a vicious ambush at the edge of the Green Zone. Both aircrafts were hit. While his brother managed to get back to base safely, Officer Laguna and his crew were shot down and killed in the resulting crash. After his death Officer Laguna was promoted to CW5 and awarded the Legion of Merit as well as a Distinguished Flying Cross. Officer Laguna is survived by his wife Marybeth, daughters Sarah, Tami and Erin.
Army Specialist Cameron K. Payne
Army Specialist Cameron Payne is the son of Correctional Officer Denise Jackson from the California Rehabilitation Center
Army Specialist Cameron Payne, 22-years-old was killed on June 11, 2007 in Balad, Iraq. He died of wounds sustained from an Improvised Explosive Device that detonated near his vehicle during combat operations in Baghdad. Army Specialist Payne is survived by his wife Julie, two daughters Annaleese and Kylee and his mother Denise Jackson.
Army Sergeant Jan M. Argonish
Correctional Officer at the United States Penitentiary – Canaan, Pennsylvania, Federal Bureau of Prisons
Army Sergeant Jan Argonish was among five people killed in an ambush by suspected Taliban militants on August 27, 2007. Officer Argonish had been in Afghanistan since February 2007 helping train Afghan and coalition forces. They were on a re-supply mission when their convoy came under attack. Officer Argonish is survived by his son Jakub and his parents Michael and Nancy Argonish.
Sergeant Jeffrey Scott Angel II
Sergeant Angel is the step-son of Account Tech Laura Angel from Mount Olive Correctional Complex in West Virginia.
Sergeant Jeffrey Scott was assigned to Company C, 4th Battalion, 101st Aviation Regiment, 159th Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division at Fort Campbell, Kentucky. He died September 11, 2007 from injuries sustained in a training helicopter crash in Scottsboro, Alabama. He is survived by his wife Megan, daughter Sophia, father Jeffrey and wife Laura, mother Kathy and husband Mark.
Army Specialist David E. Lambert
Correctional Officer at Keen Mountain Correctional Center, Virginia Department of Corrections
While at Keen Mountain Correctional Center Correctional Officer Lambert was a member of the Strike Force and Color Guard. He served 15-years in the Army and National Guard, where he was awarded the rank of sergeant. Officer Lambert was killed on October 26, 2007 in Baghdad from wounds sustained from and improvised explosive device. He was serving with the 103rd Engineer Support Company assigned to the 237th Engineer Company. Officer Lambert is survived by his parents Howard and Mary Sue Lambert, sister Michelle Wheeler.