Correctional Officer D'Antonio Andrew Washington

Correctional Officer D'Antonio Andrew Washington

United States Department of Justice - Federal Bureau of Prisons, U.S. Government

End of Watch Thursday, December 22, 1994

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D'Antonio Andrew Washington

Correctional Officer D'Antonio Washington died the day after being attacked by a prisoner at USP Atlanta in Atlanta, Georgia.

He was making his rounds in the maximum security unit when an inmate snuck up behind him and struck him on the head three times with a ball peen hammer. Officer Washington was transported to Grady Memorial Hospital where he was removed from life support the following day.

The prisoner was sentenced to death as a result of Officer Washington's murder.


  • Age 31
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Assault
  • Location Georgia
  • Incident Date Wednesday, December 21, 1994
  • Weapon Blunt object; Hammer
  • Offender Sentenced to death

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I responded on that terrible day to the "Officer Needs Assistance" call at the US Penitentiary Atlanta, C cell house. You and your family will always be in my thoughts and prayers. Rest easy knowing that your sacrifice will never be forgotten.

Asst. Chief, ISM, Bob Steward
Federal Bureau of Prisons

November 29, 2021

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