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Correctional Officer Kermit Dale Jackson | North Carolina Department of Public Safety - Division of Prisons, North Carolina North Carolina Department of Public Safety - Division of Prisons, North Carolina

Correctional Officer

Kermit Dale Jackson

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

End of Watch: Thursday, July 21, 1960

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 22

Tour: 7 months

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire (Accidental)

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Correctional Officer Kermit Jackson was accidentally shot with his own service weapon.

As Officer Jackson leaned over for a drink of water from a mountain spring, his gun slipped out of its holster, struck a rock and discharged, killing him.

Officer Jackson had served with the North Carolina Division of Prisons for seven months and was assigned to the Alexander Correctional Center. He was survived by his wife.

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the one 50th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service to my home state and the birthplace of my son. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered.

Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater
July 21, 2010

 

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