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Correctional Officer Wendy Shannon | North Carolina Department of Public Safety - Division of Prisons, North Carolina North Carolina Department of Public Safety - Division of Prisons, North Carolina

Correctional Officer

Wendy Shannon

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

End of Watch: Monday, October 30, 2017

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 49

Tour: 4 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Assault

Incident Date: 10/12/2017

Weapon: Blunt object

Offender: Charged with murder

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Correctional Officer Wendy Shannon, Correction Enterprises Manager Veronica Darden, and Correctional Officer Justin Smith were killed during an escape attempt from the Pasquotank Correctional Institute at approximately 3:00 pm.

On October 12th, 2017, several inmates ignited a fire inside the prison's Specialty Sewing Plant as a diversion. The inmates then attacked responding corrections officers with hammers and scissors obtained in the sewing plant. Prison personnel and responding fire department crews were able to bring the fire under control and prevent the escape.

Officer Shannon was transported to Sentara Norfolk General Hospital where she passed away on October 30th, 2017.

Four inmates were charged with first degree murder as a result of the incident.

Officer Shannon had served with the North Carolina Division of Prisons for four years.

Please contact the following agency to send condolences or to obtain funeral arrangements:

Director Kenneth Lassiter (c/o Scott Bauer, Liaison Officer)
North Carolina Department of Public Safety - Division of Prisons
831 West Morgan Street
4260 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC 27699

Phone: (919) 838-4000

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Related Line of Duty Deaths

Correctional Officer Justin James Smith
North Carolina Department of Public Safety - Division of Prisons, North Carolina
End of Watch: Thursday, October 12, 2017
Cause: Assault

Correction Enterprises Manager Veronica Darden
North Carolina Department of Public Safety - Division of Prisons, North Carolina
End of Watch: Thursday, October 12, 2017
Cause: Assault

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