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CT Union Leaders Comment on Death of Delaware Correctional Officer

Feb. 2, 2017

AFSCME Corrections Union Leadership Comments on Death of Delaware Correctional Officer in Prison Uprising

New Britain, CT -- Leadership of Council 4's nearly 5,000-member Corrections Bargaining Unit today commented on the tragic death of Sgt. Steven Floyd, the Delaware State Correctional Officer who died during the inmate uprising at the James T. Vaughn Correctional Center in Smyrna, DE. 

“The AFSCME correctional community in Connecticut mourns the death of Sgt. Steven Floyd, who made the ultimate sacrifice a public servant can make," AFSCME Local 387 President Rudy Demiraj, AFSCME Local 391 President Collin Provost and AFSCME Local 1565 President Michael Tuthill, President of AFSCME Local 1565 said in a joint statement.

"The correctional officers who go to work every day in America’s correctional facilities put their lives on the line to keep our communities safe, and help others rebuild and rehabilitate their lives," they added. "Officer Floyd’s death is a tragic reminder of the risks that come with this job. We urge everyone to pause and reflect on the job that correctional officers perform, and to make sure we have every resource available to do our jobs safely and go home in one piece. Our unions will do whatever we can to help his family and co-workers get through this horrible time and carry on his memory in an appropriate fashion.”


Contact: Larry Dorman (860) 989-9127 or ldorman@council4.org


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