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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.

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The Durham County Sheriff's Office and Detention Services Division sends our deepest and most heartfelt condolences to the Family, Friends, and Co-workers of Corrections Officer Sgt. Meggan Callahan.

During this time hold close to the memories and good times shared as a source of comfort. Being ever mindful of the pride she embraced when wearing his uniform.

RIP, Officer Sgt. Callahan.


Respectfully Submitted, Lt. Alicia S. McKinney Basic Detention Officer Training, School Directer. Durham County Sheriff's Office Durham, NC

Lieutenant
Durham County Sheriff's Office
May 25, 2017

 

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