Corrections Officer II Joseph Brian Gomm

Corrections Officer II Joseph Brian Gomm

Minnesota Department of Corrections, Minnesota

End of Watch Wednesday, July 18, 2018

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Joseph Brian Gomm

Corrections Officer Joseph Gomm was beaten to death by an inmate at Minnesota Correction Facility–Stillwater at approximately 1:30 p.m.

He was supervising inmates in the prison's industry building when he was attacked by one inmate with a hammer. Officer Gomm was transported to Regions Hospital, in St. Paul, where he succumbed to his injuries.

Officer Gomm had served with the Minnesota Department of Corrections for 16 years. He is survived by his mother, three brothers and two sisters.

In August 2019, six miles between I-95 between I-94 and Minnesota 36 was renamed Corrections Officer Joseph Gomm Memorial Highway.


  • Age 45
  • Tour 16 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Assault
  • Weapon Blunt object; Hammer
  • Offender In custody


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Dear Officer Gomm,
Thank you for your service and sacrifice and to his coworkers and family, myself and the Keepers of Kaos wish to express our condolences for your loss.

Sergeant Russell Hamilton
CDCR Retired
Founder, Keepers of Kaos FB

July 18, 2022

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