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“Fallen But Not Forgotten”


15 FALLEN OFFICERS FOUND IN NC


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David "Mike" Anthony


EOW: 10/27/1998

Correctional Officer David "Mike" Anthony and fellow Officer Greg Bacote were supervising a highway work crew when Officer Anthony was struck and k...

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Michael Baskett


EOW: 11/26/2013

Materials Handler Supervisor Michael Baskett was struck by a motorized delivery cart while supervising inmates on the loading dock at the Food Serv...

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Leslie Becsi


EOW: 06/30/1992

Correction Officer Leslie Becsi was murdered on June 30, 1992 by two youth offenders who had been inmates at Sandhills Youth Center, where Officer ...

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George S. Bowman


EOW: 03/04/1947

Guard George Bowman was shot and killed by three escaping inmates at the North Carolina Prison Camp at the Eddyville Quarry. All three inmates w...

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James Chesser


EOW: 12/28/1939

Correctional Officer James Chesser was bludgeoned to death by two inmates while making his rounds of the death row cell block. The inmates, who wer...

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David Cortner


EOW: 07/12/1999

Probation Parole Officer David Cortner was on duty when his state vehicle was hit by a young driver who lost control of her car and crossed over in...

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Randall Cupp


EOW: 06/05/1986

Correctional Officer Randall Cupp was killed when he attempted to break up a dispute while off duty. A civilian approached Officer Cupp and told hi...

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J.C. Freeman


EOW: 09/18/1915

Assistant Superintendent J.C. Freeman was shot and killed while supervising an inmate work crew building a bridge on the Mount Pleasant Road (moder...

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H. Carl Keith


EOW: 05/25/1945

Camp Superintendent Carl Keith was shot and killed during an escape attempt by nine inmates from the State Prison Highway Construction Camp in Yanc...

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William Lee


EOW: 09/11/1989

Probation Unit Supervisor William Lee was killed in a traffic accident while on duty.

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Edward Pounds


EOW: 01/09/2010

Correctional Officer Pounds succumbed to injuries sustained two months earlier when he was assaulted by an inmate on November 17, 2009. He was str...

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Jeffrey Settle


EOW: 08/04/2011

Probation Officer Jeff Settle was killed in an automobile accident when his department vehicle was rear-ended by a cable company truck. Officer Set...

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Shannon Smith


EOW: 11/09/1999

Correctional Officer Shannon Smith was killed while supervising an inmate work crew. She was working alongside the highway when a motorist talking ...

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Keith Smith


EOW: 12/01/2012

On October 9, 2012 Officer Keith was bringing the food cart into the Segregation Unit. Upon arriving at the unit the cart's wheels got stuck. The...

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William Wright


EOW: 04/11/2012

On April 9, 2012 Correctional Officer William Wright fell eight feet off of the guard tower ladder to the ground. He was transported to a local hos...

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