Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 1 year
Badge # Not available
Weapon: Edged weapon; Shank
Offender: Convicted of murder
Correctional Officer Michael Kirby was stabbed to death while investigating the activity of three inmates in a recreation yard at Lorton Correctional Facility in Fairfax County, Virginia. As he was reporting to his gate assignment he noticed the three inmates tampering with a manhole cover.
As he approached the three men they ran into a nearby dorm. When Officer Kirby followed them into the dorm he was attacked and stabbed to death. His body was then rolled into a sheet and stuffed under a bed.
Shortly after a head count 3:30 pm the inmates took his body and shoved it down the manhole. When other officers realized that he was missing a search of the prison was initiated. His body was located in the manhole at approximately 5:30 pm.
All three inmates were charged with and convicted of Officer Kirby's murder.
Officer Kirby had served with the agency for 1 year.