Corrections Officer Claude W. Cromie

Corrections Officer Claude W. Cromie

New York State Department of Correctional Services, New York

End of Watch Saturday, February 6, 1982

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Claude W. Cromie

Corrections Officer Claude Cromie suffered a fatal heart attack after being assaulted as he was escorting a disruptive inmate from the day-room of a housing unit at Clinton Correctional Facility.

Officer Cromie had been a guard at the maximum-security Clinton Correctional Facility for 21 years. He was survived by his wife and five children.


  • Age 45
  • Tour 21 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Heart attack
  • Weapon Person
  • Offender Not available

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Officer Cromie,
On today, the 40th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of the state of New York. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy. There is no tougher job in Law Enforcement then that of a Corrections Officer.


United States Border Patrol

February 6, 2022

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