Correctional Officer Donna Fitzgerald

Correctional Officer Donna Fitzgerald

Florida Department of Corrections, Florida

End of Watch Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Donna Fitzgerald

Correctional Officer Donna Fitzgerald was attacked and stabbed to death by an inmate at the Tomoka Correctional Institution.

The inmate, who was serving two life sentences for armed sexual assault, was hiding in a shed and attacked Officer Fitzgerald when she approached it.

Officer Fitzgerald had served with the Florida Department of Corrections for 14 years. She is survived by one child.


  • Age 50
  • Tour 14 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Stabbed
  • Weapon Edged weapon; Shank
  • Offender Sentenced to death

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Dear sweet Donna,
Although it's been 10 years since that dreadful day, it still feels like it was yesterday. When I heard the news of what happened to you it was such a shock. Just the thought of the brutal manner in which you had to endure is unthinkable. This never should have happened to you. Knowing that you are safely in the arms of our LORD is comforting.
You were such a beautiful person with a great and bubbly personality, friendly & funny too. You always took the time to chat with me when you came over with the mail from the W/C to the M/U when I was in tower #1. A pleasure to have known you.
+++ Rest in peace sweet Donna. You will always be remembered by so many!!!

Daryl E. Ratterree
FDOC Tomoka CI

June 29, 2018

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