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Corrections Employee Gregory J. Gunter | United States Department of Justice - Federal Bureau of Prisons, U.S. Government United States Department of Justice - Federal Bureau of Prisons, U.S. Government

Corrections Employee

Gregory J. Gunter

United States Department of Justice - Federal Bureau of Prisons, U.S. Government

End of Watch: Saturday, December 25, 1982

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 31

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Stabbed

Location: Virginia

Weapon: Edged weapon; Shank

Offender: Sentenced to life

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Corrections Employee Gregory Gunter was stabbed to death at FCI Petersburg in Petersburg, Virginia.

He was outside of the prison facility when he heard a radio broadcast of a riot inside the prison. He responded back to the facility alone and encountered a group of approximately 15 inmates being chased by a large group of approximately 50 inmates. He attempted to stop the larger group when he was attacked.

He was stabbed and beaten to death by the inmates who were armed with homemade weapons.

Five inmates were convicted of murder and voluntary manslaughter in connection with is death. They received sentences ranging from 30 years to life in prison.

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Rest in Peace

I ask one thing - that in still, far-off days,
Someone who knew me should in their daily rounds,
Suddenly pause, caught by some sight or sound,
Some glance, some phrase, some trick of memory's ways
which brings me to mind, then I shall wait,
eager with hope, perhaps to hear -
“how great if he were with us still!”
And then at the end, all that I wish for is just -
“he was my friend!”

From “A Soldier's Epitaph” by David McNicholl

N Elias
Federal Law Enforcement Officer, USDOJ
Former Security Police Officer, USAF
May 28, 2017

 

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