Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Correctional Officer Phillip K. Curry

Indiana Department of Correction, Indiana

End of Watch Tuesday, December 13, 1994

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Reflections for Correctional Officer Phillip K. Curry

I was there when Phillip Curry was hired and worked with him as an officer. I was then moved up to Internal Affairs Investigator. I was there when Phillip passed away. I traveled with him from the prison to the hospital in the ambulance. I was there when he announced deceased at the hospital. It was heartbreaking to see a fellow co-worker die like he did.

My heart goes out to his family. I will always remember him as a nice and kind officer when I worked with him as an officer.

Andrew Paull Internal Affairs 1991-1997
Indiana State Prison

April 16, 2022

Rest in peace.


December 14, 2021

My heart and prayers go out to the family of Officer Curry. May God give you the strength and comfort you in his loving arms. Officer Curry, your service will never be forgotten

Elizabeth Johnson (MCSC)
Former IDOC employee

February 22, 2021

Rest in peace always knowing that your service and sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren.

To Officer Curry’s daughter Keisha, please know that your dad is a hero and his law enforcement family will never forget him. God Bless you and your entire family.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

December 13, 2020

Dad just another day waking up thinking about the good ole days. I love you

Keisha Curry-Thomas

February 6, 2020

Officer Curry, 24 years have passed since your E.O.W. Your Courage and Dedicated Service Will Not Be Forgotten. Rest In Peace Brother.

Retired Officer G. S. Siegrist
Bucks Co. PA Corrections

December 13, 2018

Cops Cycling for Survivors

Monica Zahasky
Cops Cycling for Survivors

December 13, 2018

This happened on my last day of academy training at ISP. I have been a corrections officer ever since. I educate new staff about the dangers of the job. Officer Curry is helping keep new staff safe to this day.

Officer Peterson
St Louis Co Sheriff /formerly IDOC

December 6, 2017

During your last day on duty I was 2 years from being born. I started my IDOC career 3 months ago today. Just 2 weeks ago I met a Lt. who was transporting an offender from your prison to mine. He knew you, spoke of you, and what happened. I am writing this in hopes your family will see that this mans name will not soon be forgotten !

Indiana DOC

September 4, 2017

RIP Brother Curry.

And may God continue to comfort your family.

It's eerie to read this. I am 34 now and in my first year as a correctional officer. Reading this has helped to keep me on my toes and not complacent around these inmates. Your sacrifice will not be in vain.

Correctional Officer
Federal Bureau of Prisons

January 18, 2016

Officer Curry- Thank You for your service!

Maritime Security Officer Beverly Bowers
McRoberts Maritime Security agency

December 13, 2015

I didn't know you but you got killed when my mom was only 14 years old your daughter , Keisha Curry , she made sure that you were known to her kids and it still makes me cry every single time I come to this website I just wish that this person wasn't so sick to take you away from all of the family that you have and even more to come . it was very selfish of him . I would've loved to go to know who you were but my mom told me you were an amazing father and that she wish she could've had more time with you but god had a plan for you and needed more angels and you were the chosen one <3 I love you so much and will hopefully get to meet you soon :) r.i.p granddaddy <3

Tytiana Jackson

August 7, 2015

I was 3yrs old when his life was took I honestly wanted to know what really happened To my father so I Googled His name and this page was the first to pop up im thankful that your Honor is still Exists After all these years I just wish I had more time with you and you could be here for the arrival of Your Grandson I will Honor Your name By Being A Father To Like You were to Me Love You Pop nd Miss You Thank You Everyone For Reflections and Honership

Joseph Curry
His Son

June 16, 2014

Rest in peace brother, for the work you have done will not be forgotten, some people complain about the work they do, and look down on the work that we do, but in the long run we are the keepers of people that a lot of people depend on rather it be family for support, community for protection, and inmates for safety. We are the ones that think nothing of what we do, its another job, but it's more than a job it's an adventure because you might never know what might happen, we take it as it comes no matter how it come. so corrections family stay united because some people have know idea. To my brother again rest in peace and wear your crown proud. To the Family stay strong and keep pushing foward because you will meet him again some day. MAY GOD BLESS!!!!!!!!!!!


April 11, 2014

Rest in Peace, Correctional Officer Curry. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

February 17, 2013

I am the eldest niece of slain officer Phillip Curry whom I knew affectionately as "Uncle KennY" I ran into this page by accident but am very honored to see that his memory continues to be kept alive. He will forever be missed by his family and friends.


January 17, 2013

I served with brother CO. Curry on quite a few occasions in D-Cell House-known as the "Dog Pound" during that time and I can say he was definately a fine officer to have served with. I also knew his brother-we were neighbors. I have since moved on from the prison and moved west. I have heard that the prison did make major changes to help protect staff. I still take issue with the fact that the inmate who attacked Curry wasn't given the death penalty, but I guess thats how things go. Anyway, Curry RIP and for the rest of the staff I pray that God watches over you always...Peace!

former CO at ISP Norwood

December 7, 2011

To the family and friends of Officer Phillip K. Curry, you can be proud him. His death was senseless, but in the end, it helped the men and women who work behind the wall of all the prisons in the state of Indiana. I thought you would like to know that because of his sacrifice, the powers that be decided to give radios to all staff members working behind the walls. As a correctional officer who has worked D cell house and every cellhouse at Indiana State Prison, this was truly an accomplishment. The sad part is that it took the loss of a fine officer to get it done. Thank you for your service and dedication to a very thankless joob!

Correctional Officer
Indiana Department of Corrections

January 19, 2011

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 15th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

December 13, 2009

I went to CTI with Officer Curry in June 1993, In fact I still have a picture of a fire engine he drew for me, knowing I am a volunteer firefighter as well as Correctional Officer(at the time) I was saddened by his loss. Officer Curry was a great assett to the IDOC, Just remember he may be gone but not forgotten, May he rest in peace. I will always remember his infectious smile


June 8, 2008

As always I was thinking about you today. I had a brainstorm to just google your name, and like wow, here you are looking back at me. Life was just never the same when you left us. I visit your grave site often, but I will miss you forever. Tell Mom, Rachel, Gettis and Jermiah that I look forward to us one day being together on the other side.

Veronica Davis

February 29, 2008

You are remembered today and thank you Sir for your service

manchester, nh

December 7, 2007

Thank you for your service. This was probably the worst day of your families life. I was born.

Daughter of Fallen Detective (My Hero)

October 19, 2007

I’m a 22 year veteran of our department. I began my career at WCC and served there for 2 years before transferring to a minimum security beat.

I don’t know if I would have lasted 22 years at W.C.C, ISP, or any of the other medium/max units we have. We just lost a brother in SBPD in the last week and I came to this page for the first time to see if we are included here. I’m glad to see we are.

I’m ashamed to say “we”. I don’t consider myself part of the corrections family since I am safely tucked away in a minimum security facility. I don’t deserve to be counted among the finest that you, and the other brothers in the Indiana Department of Corrections are. You gave your all for a thankless duty that most look down on. There is no glamour and the thanks offered are the prayers you give to God when you walk out of the place in one piece every day.

Thank you Officer Curry…Thank you all Custody staff in the pits of our state institutions for making me remember that I represent YOU and the sacrifice Brother Curry made.

The watch is mine, now what will I do with it…


April 27, 2007

I have been with the Dept. for 10 years now. I look at your picture every tour of duty.
You have had a huge impact on my life and I credit you for my safety.
Your a HERO, plain and simple.
Not very many men or women would walk your beat and as C.O's we are the Police for a town inhabited by convicted criminals.
Rest easy my brother, I will handle it from here and carry the torch.

Respectfully, #14 IDOC


April 24, 2007

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