Corrections Employee Suon "Sonny" Troeung

Corrections Employee Suon "Sonny" Troeung

Illinois Department of Corrections, Illinois

End of Watch Thursday, October 27, 1988

Suon "Sonny" Troeung

Corrections Employee Suon Troeung was killed when he was attacked by an inmate at the Stateville Correctional Center.

An inmate overpowered Corrections Employee Troeung to get the commissary keys and then robbed it of cartons of cigarettes and other items which were found in his cell. The inmate received two life sentences for murder and armed robbery.

Corrections Employee Troeung had served with the Illinois Department of Corrections for 10 years. He was survived by his wife, daughter and two sons. Corrections Employee Troeung was a decorated veteran of his native Republic of Vietnam’s war for independence from communist forces.


  • Age 53
  • Tour 10 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Assault
  • Weapon Not available
  • Offender Sentenced to life

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To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 26th anniversary year of your death. I am privileged to leave a tribute to you. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service.

My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. Rest In Peace

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen officer Larry Lasater

January 27, 2014

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