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Supervisor Michael Clifton Baskett | United States Department of Justice - Federal Bureau of Prisons, U.S. Government United States Department of Justice - Federal Bureau of Prisons, U.S. Government

Supervisor

Michael Clifton Baskett

United States Department of Justice - Federal Bureau of Prisons, U.S. Government

End of Watch: Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 54

Tour: 27 years

Badge # Not available

Military veteran

Cause: Struck by vehicle

Location: North Carolina

Incident Date: 11/26/2013

Weapon: Not available

Suspect: Not available

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Supervisor Michael Baskett was killed after being struck by a motorized delivery cart while supervising inmates inside the food services warehouse at the Federal Medical Center Butner in Butner, North Carolina.

Supervisor Baskett was speaking with a delivery driver when an inmate in another part of the warehouse placed a box of paper on the cart's floorboard. The box accidentally depressed the forklift's accelerator, which caused it to move forward at full speed. As the cart sped across the warehouse floor Supervisor Baskett pushed the delivery driver out of its path, saving her life. The cart struck him, pinning him underneath it.

Several inmates and other officers immediately moved the cart off of him and began CPR, but were unable to revive him.

Supervisor Baskett was a U.S. Army veteran and had served with the Federal Bureau of Prisons for 18 years. He had previously served with the North Carolina Department of Corrections for nine years. He is survived by his wife, two children, and two step children.

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Rest in peace brother and thank you for your service. As you join our brothers and sisters in the hall of heroes, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Vires et Honorem

Ptlm Frank Kapusta
Mohawk PD
May 6, 2014

 

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