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Sergeant Meggan Lee Callahan | North Carolina Department of Public Safety - Division of Prisons, North Carolina North Carolina Department of Public Safety - Division of Prisons, North Carolina

Sergeant

Meggan Lee Callahan

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

End of Watch: Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 29

Tour: 5 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Assault

Weapon: Blunt object

Offender: In custody

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Sergeant Meggan Callahan was killed after being assaulted at the Bertie Correctional Institution at approximately 5:30 pm.

An inmate service a life sentence for murder initially set a fire inside the prison. Sergeant Callahan responded with two other offices. She was using a fire extinguisher to put out the fire when she was attacked by the inmate that set the fire. He gained control of the fire extinguisher and struck Sergeant Callahan in the head with it, seriously injuring her.

Medical staff at the prison and other first responders provided medical aid but she succumbed to her injuries approximately one hour after the attack.

Sergeant Callahan had served with the North Carolina Department of Public Safety for five years.

Please contact the following agency to send condolences or to obtain funeral arrangements:

Director George T. Solomon (c/o Scott Bauer, Liaison Officer)
North Carolina Department of Public Safety - Division of Prisons
831 West Morgan Street
4260 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC 27699

Phone: (919) 838-4000

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I'm Meggan Callahans Auntie Beth. I love you Meggan I'm so proud to say you are my niece. Fly High Angel. I miss you

Beth Hanrahan
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May 22, 2017

 

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