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Sergeant Meggan Lee Callahan | North Carolina Department of Public Safety - Division of Prisons, North Carolina North Carolina Department of Public Safety - Division of Prisons, North Carolina

Sergeant

Meggan Lee Callahan

North Carolina Department of Public Safety - Division of Prisons, North Carolina

End of Watch: Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 29

Tour: 5 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Assault

Weapon: Blunt object

Offender: In custody

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Sergeant Meggan Callahan was killed after being assaulted at the Bertie Correctional Institution at approximately 5:30 pm.

An inmate service a life sentence for murder initially set a fire inside the prison. Sergeant Callahan responded with two other offices. She was using a fire extinguisher to put out the fire when she was attacked by the inmate that set the fire. He gained control of the fire extinguisher and struck Sergeant Callahan in the head with it, seriously injuring her.

Medical staff at the prison and other first responders provided medical aid but she succumbed to her injuries approximately one hour after the attack.

Sergeant Callahan had served with the North Carolina Department of Public Safety for five years.

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My family and I would like to extend our sincere condolences to the family, friends, and fellow coworkers of Sergeant Meggan Callahan during this very difficult time. May they find comfort and support from those around them. May their times spent together bring forth happy memories to last a lifetime. May God help heal their aching hearts. Thank you for your service and dedication to your community. Rest in peace Sergeant Callahan.

Gail M Pabst
Aunt of fallen Detroit P.O. Jennifer Fettig eow 2/16/2004
August 19, 2017

 

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