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Sergeant Mary Katherine Ricard | Colorado Department of Corrections, Colorado Colorado Department of Corrections, Colorado


Mary Katherine Ricard

Colorado Department of Corrections, Colorado

End of Watch: Monday, September 24, 2012

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 55

Tour: 9 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Stabbed

Weapon: Edged weapon

Offender: In custody

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Sergeant Mary Ricard was killed when she was stabbed in the neck as an inmate attacked her and another corrections sergeant at the Arkansas Valley Correctional Facility in Crowley, Colorado.

The inmate, a convicted child rapist, attacked the two female sergeants in the kitchen area of the medium-security prison while breakfast was being prepared. The inmate was able to inflict serious wounds on both sergeants before being subdued. Sergeant Ricard succumbed to her injuries while the other sergeant was critically injured.

Sergeant Ricard had served with the Colorado Department of Corrections for nine years. She is survived by her husband and four children.

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