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Brandon Kountz


Rank: Correctional Officer
Department: Federal Bureau of Prisons
Institution: USP Beaumont , TX
EOW: 03/31/2013

Correctional Officer Kountz, along with other Correctional Staff, were in the Staff Lounge awaiting the clearing of count and the start of the evening meal. A body alarm was sounded and Officer Kountz and other Staff members responded to the unit. Officer Kountz and Staff placed the inmates back in their cells and returned to the Staff Lounge to await the start of the evening meal. A few minutes later Officer Kountz lost consciousness and fell to the floor. Medical Staff arrived and began CPR on Officer Kountz. They continued until an ambulance arrived. Officer Kountz was taken to the hospital and later pronounced dead. Officer Kountz had served with the Federal Bureau of Prisons for 11 months. He is survived by his wife Jennifer who is a Teacher at USP Beaumont.

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