Login | About Us | Contact Us | Search Connect With ODMP Facebook Twitter
ODMP Remembers...

Correction Enterprises Manager Veronica Darden | North Carolina Department of Public Safety - Division of Prisons, North Carolina North Carolina Department of Public Safety - Division of Prisons, North Carolina

Correction Enterprises Manager

Veronica Darden

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

End of Watch: Thursday, October 12, 2017

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 50

Tour: 10 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Assault

Weapon: Blunt object

Offender: Charged with murder

· Leave a Reflection
· Add to My Heroes
· Update this memorial

Share this memorial:
Email to a Friend

Correction Enterprises Manager Veronica Darden, Correctional Officer Justin Smith, and Correctional Officer Wendy Shannon were killed during an escape attempt from the Pasquotank Correctional Institute at approximately 3:00 pm.

On October 12th, 2017, several inmates ignited a fire inside the prison's Specialty Sewing Plant as a diversion. The inmates then attacked responding corrections officers with hammers and scissors obtained in the sewing plant. Prison personnel and responding fire department crews were able to bring the fire under control and prevent the escape.

Officer Shannon was transported to Sentara Norfolk General Hospital where she passed away on October 30th, 2017.

Four inmates were charged with first degree murder as a result of the incident. The Pasquotank district attorney said he would be seeking the death penalty against all four.

Correction Manager Darden had served with the North Carolina Division of Prisons for 10 years.

Leave a Reflection · Update Memorial

Related Line of Duty Deaths

Correctional Officer Justin James Smith
North Carolina Department of Public Safety - Division of Prisons, North Carolina
End of Watch: Thursday, October 12, 2017
Cause: Assault

Correctional Officer Wendy Shannon
North Carolina Department of Public Safety - Division of Prisons, North Carolina
End of Watch: Monday, October 30, 2017
Cause: Assault

View all 134 Reflections

Most Recent Reflection

Rest in peace.

Officer Kyle Groose
Laramie PD, WY
December 5, 2017

 

Create an account for more options, or use this form to leave a Reflection now:

(will show below Reflection)
(will show below Reflection)
(e-mail remains private)
Remember my rank, agency and email address
I have read and agree to the Reflections Terms of Use
(revised 5/31/2012)
 
All 2017 Deaths