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Lieutenant Steven Floyd | Delaware Department of Correction, Delaware Delaware Department of Correction, Delaware


Steven Floyd

Delaware Department of Correction, Delaware

End of Watch: Thursday, February 2, 2017

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 47

Tour: 16 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Assault

Weapon: Person

Offender: In custody

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Lieutenant Steven Floyd was killed during a 20-hour hostage situation at the James T. Vaughn Correctional Center in Smyrna, Delaware.

A large group of inmates took Lieutenant Floyd and three other prison employees hostage during a riot in Building C. A tactical response team made entry into the prison approximately 20 hours later and located Lieutenant Floyd's body. The other prison employees were rescued.

Approximately 120 inmates housed in Building C at the time remained in custody.

Lieutenant Floyd had served with the Delaware Department of Correction for 16 years. He was posthumously promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on Friday, February 3rd, 2017.

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Rest in peace Lt Floyd. We will take it over from here. You were a good officer and a great union rep. You will be missed and never forgotten. My the lord look over your family and watch over all of our brothers and sisters in blue.

Sergeant Steven Sealund
DE Dept of Corrections JTVCC
April 16, 2017


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