Corrections Employee Suon "Sonny" Troeung

Corrections Employee Suon "Sonny" Troeung

Illinois Department of Corrections, Illinois

End of Watch Thursday, October 27, 1988

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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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Officer Troeung: Thanks for your service to the citizens of Illinois. I also want to thank you for your service to S. Viet Nam during the war. Many of your country men and women fought heroically to keep your homeland free . Thanks for your service and distinguished service to the U.S and to your native country.

James Lopey, Assistant Sheriff (Ret)
Washoe County Sheriff's Office (Reno, Nevada)
Nevada DPS

October 27, 2021

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