Correctional Instructor Roger C. Sorensen

Correctional Instructor Roger C. Sorensen

North Dakota Youth Correctional Center, North Dakota

End of Watch Wednesday, May 29, 1996

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Roger C. Sorensen

Correctional Instructor Roger Sorenson drowned in the Little Missouri River, in Theodore Roosevelt National Park, while attempting to cross the river on horseback. He and another correctional instructor were providing support for a group of juvenile inmates who were conducting a hike.

As Instructor Sorenson attempted to cross the river he determined it to be too deep and swift, so he tried to return to shore. His horse lunged forward and then fell into the water. Instructor Sorenson was washed approximately 400 yards downstream, where he submerged and failed to surface.

Instructor Sorenson is survived by his wife and son.


  • Age 56
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Drowned

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Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
GOD Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito

May 29, 2015

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