Correctional Officer William Lee Wright

Correctional Officer William Lee Wright

North Carolina Department of Public Safety - Division of Prisons, North Carolina

End of Watch Wednesday, April 11, 2012

William Lee Wright

Correctional Officer William Wright died as the result of injuries sustained two days earlier when he fell from a metal staircase at the Mountain View Correctional Institution.

He was transported to a local hospital where he was treated for a head injury and released the following day. The day after being released he suffered complications from the injury and died at his home.

Officer Wright had served with the North Carolina Division of Adult Corrections for nearly five years. He is survived by his fiancée, parents, sister, and grandmother.


  • Age 31
  • Tour 4 years, 9 months
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Fall
  • Incident Date Monday, April 9, 2012

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The day I stood on that yard and was told by our Sgt that you had passed was a terrible day for NC Dept Of Public Safety ..esp Mountain View. Being your co-worker made me proud..You did such awesome work..Your pleasant smile and encouraging words daily made it easier to come to such a cold negative place to work. I kept for the longest time the last fireball you gave me in the Gatehouse! You were such a trooper and I will miss you always..Shoot yea! Love ya Wright..

Correctional Officer Penny Silver
NC Dept of Public Safety

March 9, 2015

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