Petty Officer 2nd Class Dave Morgan
Corrections Officer at State Correctional Institution – Dallas, Pennsylvania
Petty Officer 2nd Class Dave Morgan was serving in Kuwait when he was critically injured in a crash on November 19, 2009. Officer Morgan and his partner, Petty Officer 2nd Class Brian Patton, were in a fully marked military police vehicle responding to a call when their vehicle was struck head-on at high speed by a civilian vehicle. Petty Officer Patton died at the scene.* Officer Morgan suffered a traumatic brain injury and died almost four years later on August 10, 2013. Officer Morgan had served two tours of duty in Operation Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom. He is survived by his daughter Ariana, his parents, three sisters and one brother.
* Petty Officer 2nd Class Brian Patton was honored at Project XXI in Buffalo, New York on June 25, 2010.