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July 29, 2014

Employee Memorial (more info)

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On Thursday, May 24, 2001, an Employee Memorial was dedicated at the headquarters complex of the Louisiana Department of Public Safety and Corrections, Corrections Services. It stands as a permanent memorial to employees who have given their lives in the line of duty. “Today represents a career accomplishment for those of us who first imagined such a memorial, then saw it erected,” Secretary Richard L. Stalder said. “These people made the ultimate sacrifice on behalf of the department and the state. Their lives and their deaths remind us of the collective call to duty that our staff answers every day to preserve the safety of the citizens of our state.”

Captain Herman Harris

C. Paul Phelps Correctional Center (PCC)

C. Paul Phelps Correctional Center (PCC)

Captain Harris was fatally injured on May 4, 2000, when the horse he was riding bolted toward the horse barn, then veered and threw him.

Captain David C. Knapps

Louisiana State Penitentiary (LSP)

Louisiana State Penitentiary (LSP)

Captain Knapps was killed on December 28, 1999, when he refused to surrender his keys to a group of inmates trying to escape from Camp D.

Probation and Parole Officer David Seymour

Officer Seymour was accidentally shot on August 27, 1996, during a training exercise at the State Police Academy simulating high-risk traffic stops.

Probation and Parole Specialist Gerald Wayne “Jerry” Moberly

Natchitoches Probation and Parole District

Natchitoches Probation and Parole District

Specialist Moberly was shot by a parolee on October 23, 1990, after Mr. Moberly and a police officer went to the parolee’s house to arrest him on two warrants and a parole violation.

Walter D. Krouskup

Louisiana Training Institute in Monroe (now Swanson Correctional Center for Youth)

Louisiana Training Institute in Monroe (now Swanson Correctional Center for Youth)

Walter Krouskup was supervising juvenile offenders in a dormitory on September 17, 1977, when he was stabbed by four offenders in a stairwell.

Officer Brent Miller

Louisiana State Penitentiary

Louisiana State Penitentiary

Officer Miller died April 17, 1972, when he was surrounded by four inmates in a dormitory at Main Prison and stabbed.

Captain John R. Singleton

Louisiana State Penitentiary

Louisiana State Penitentiary

Captain Singleton was shot twice and mortally wounded on September10, 1933, when he twice refused the order of twelve inmates armed with smuggled guns to open the gate of Camp D.

Mr. J. W. Fletcher

Louisiana State Penitentiary

Louisiana State Penitentiary

Mr. Fletcher was shot on September 10, 1933, when he tried to disarm the ringleader of a group of twelve inmates trying to escape from Camp D.

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