Corrections Employee Suon "Sonny" Troeung

Corrections Employee Suon "Sonny" Troeung

Illinois Department of Corrections, Illinois

End of Watch Thursday, October 27, 1988

Suon "Sonny" Troeung

Corrections Employee Suon Troeung was killed when he was attacked by an inmate at the Stateville Correctional Center.

An inmate overpowered Corrections Employee Troeung to get the commissary keys and then robbed it of cartons of cigarettes and other items which were found in his cell. The inmate received two life sentences for murder and armed robbery.

Corrections Employee Troeung had served with the Illinois Department of Corrections for 10 years. He was survived by his wife, daughter and two sons. Corrections Employee Troeung was a decorated veteran of his native Republic of Vietnam’s war for independence from communist forces.


  • Age 53
  • Tour 10 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Assault
  • Weapon Not available
  • Offender Sentenced to life

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On today, the 30th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just as Law Enforcement Officer here in the United States but for your home Country of South Vietnam as well when you served with the Republic of Vietnam Military Forces during the Vietnam War gightingbthe communist North Vietnamese and Vietnam Cong. And to your Family and loved ones ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


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