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.


  • Age 45
  • Tour 16 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

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


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You are thought of every day by myself and all of your brothers and sisters at work, we will never forget your sacrifice. Tomorrow I will begin the trip to the wall in Washington DC. I will being going there for you and our other fallen brother, Joe Parise, This will be the trip for the two Joes. It will be about two things, it will be about the two Joes, and it will be about their families. Hero's live forever and will never be forgotten. You are missed greatly by all who knew and worked with you. Rest in peace brother.

Sgt. Paul Schanno
Minnesota Dept. of Corrections MCF-Stillwater

May 8, 2019

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