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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I write this now because I finally have the strength to not cry as I express my emotions/feelings. It has been more than two years since I last saw you. My heart still hurts, I still can not sleep, I still am angry and still grieve for losing you. But better days shall come in the future and I will never forget you...Brother. I was with you in your final moments holding your hand and telling you, "I got you...I'm here Joe." I'm glad I was there to comfort you and let you know, you had one of your many friends there right by your side. Love you Brother...It is never Goodbye, but I'll see you later. R.I.P. brother.

Corrections Officer II Gabriel Yanez
Minnesota Dept. of Corrections Stillwater Prison

August 5, 2020

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