Correctional Officer I Rodney C. Welch

Correctional Officer I Rodney C. Welch

Missouri Department of Corrections, Missouri

End of Watch Monday, January 14, 2002

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Rodney C. Welch

Correctional Officer Rodney Welch suffered a fatal heart attack shortly after responding to a fight between two inmates at the Algoa Correctional Center in Jefferson City, Missouri.

Officer Welch was assaulted while trying to break up the two inmates and received several bruises to his face and chest. After the inmates were secured, Officer Welch began to have chest pains and collapsed. He was transported to a local hospital where he died approximately one hour later.

Officer Welch had served with the Missouri Department of Corrections for four years. A U.S. Army veteran, he is survived by his wife and two children.


  • Age 54
  • Tour 4 years
  • Badge 33448
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Heart attack
  • Weapon Person
  • Offender Not available

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