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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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Reflections for Correctional Officer D'Antonio Andrew Washington

This was not the maximum security unit it was C Cell house, The only cell house in original condition from when it was built. The inmate borrowed the hammer from the inmate plumber and caught the Officer from behind under the 1st TV on the wall in the left side or north side of the unit. The inmate’s last name was Battle, He was in Federal Prison for killing his wife who was in the Marine Corps at the time of her Murder.

Senior Officer Specialist B.M. Jetter
FBOP USP Atlanta

March 2, 2022

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

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

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

August 12, 2020

Great guy and I miss him dearly!

Ron Shaw, Recreation Specialist
USP, Atlanta, Georgia

May 19, 2020





April 19, 2020

Rest in peace.

Lt. Jim Russo

December 22, 2019

Officer Washington,
On today, the 25th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for our Country. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy. There is no tougher job in Law Enforcement than that of a Corrections Officer.


United States Border Patrol

December 22, 2019

My Dearest Tony,

It's been 23 years today that the coward Battle took a hammer and caused you great harm. I was there when they carried you out of the institution. I was there at Grady Memorial Hospital when your parents arrived. I was there when we said take your rest, your death would not be in vain. I was there when the jury convicted the coward and he was sentenced to die (yet to be carried out). I will be there when that day does comes also. Although it's been 23 long years, the pain is as fresh as if were yesterday. You left your mark on USP Atlanta, the FBOP and my heart. The Ultimate Sacrifice. Rest in Peace my brother.

Alita Knox, Accountant
FBOP, US Penitentiary Atlanta

December 21, 2017

Every day I feel the empty spot of where you were supposed to be in my life. I'm happy your family has been there for me my whole life and showed me how great of a man you were. I wish I knew you like everyone else but I didn't have the chance since I was so young when you died. You are always thought about and always will be.

Tatyanna Brenner

October 16, 2016

Your death in 1994 has inspired me, as a new officer, to stay alert at all times now in 2016. Rest in peace brother.

Your sacrifice will never be forgotten.

Correctional Officer
Federal Bureau of Prisons

January 18, 2016

brother tony,
how are you doing its your boy shealey, well I did it its been 25 years here in Atlanta bro and retiring 12/31/15 on my birthday. I miss you bro remembering those days we hung out and just act silly. you my classmate my buddy and my best friend. wish you were here to see this day come to us 25 long I look at your pic everyday at my house and say hes gone but never forgotten. miss you bro keep on smiling dude.

senior officer spec
usp atlanta

September 9, 2015

Tony, I remember the night I sat in my living room watching Headline News and seeing your face my brother and not catching the story, then patiently waiting the 30 minutes to see it again never knowing the pain that would bring. We were good friends and athletes in Junior High School playing football and running track in Killeen TX before you moved away. I remember your infectious smile and wonderful personality. You are truly missed my friend. May God Bless your family as I will always hold your memory in my heart… RIP

Kene Ellis
Dear Friend

January 12, 2015

Still the longest day in my life. I will never forget. Rest in Peace. You are not forgotten.

Charles Toland Lt
USP Atlanta Qrts LT 12-21-94

December 29, 2014

I salute you for your service and honor you for your sacrifice.

A hero never dies...

Rest in peace.

Dennis Holmes, Lieutenant
Federal Bureau of Prisons

October 22, 2014

I just moved to Columbia, SC and decided to look up an old friend. I googled your name Tony and saw the picture you sent me so many years ago. I knew that was not a good sign. As I read further I realized what happened. I felt like I had been punched in the stomach. I was once your fiancee. You left to go to Hawaii and I never saw you again. We spoke briefly after you returned. We were so young then. My grief is just beginning. Words can'texpress what I feel. Karen.

Karen Littlejohn
U. S. Army, ex fiancee

September 27, 2014

R.I.P. my brother, I remember you well. You will never be forgotten my brother.

Officer W.F. Brown #713
Richardson P.D., Texas

July 12, 2014

Someone posted this site on Facebook as a remembrance of Mr. Washington.
I remember Washington working the rear corridor and he wore his shades and always greeted you with a big smile on his face. I remember working tower 1 shortly after his death and seeing a type of memorial someone had drawn and written over the window, facing prison. It was a very sad time for all of us at USP Atlanta.
I know around this time of year (Christmas) this weighs on the hearts of his family.
Washington was loved by many of USP Atlanta staff. God bless his family and Rest in Peace, Mr. Washington.

June Wingate, UNICOR foreman
USP Atlanta

December 17, 2013

"Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God."
Matthew 5:9

Marshal Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service

March 3, 2013

I always think of Tony, but I thought of him today because of the death of my fellow officer Eric Williams from USP, Canaan. Tony was one of the friendliest people I have ever met. Everytime I saw him he was smiliing. It was my honor to know him and work with him if only for a little while. It was also my honor to be one of the last staff members at the hospital before his family alowed his soul to go home to God. May God continue to keep them wrapped in his arms. Officer Washington, you will never be forgotten.

Barbara Williams
Bureau of Prisons - USP, Atlanta

February 27, 2013



June 14, 2012

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 17th 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 who was murdered in the the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. Rest In Peace.

I pray for solace for all those that love and remember you for I know both the pain and pride are forever.

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

December 22, 2011

Today we rang a bell for You this Correctional Officers Week. God Bless


May 5, 2010

My last name is D'Antonio and I came upon this in a general search. How sad that such a young and vibrant person can be taken away in the prime of their lives. It's a real damn shame.


February 15, 2010

Today you are rememberd. Rest in peace we have the watch from here.

Federal Bureau of Prisons

December 22, 2009

Dear Brother:

One more year and you're still missed. So young my friend, my brother. You taught me so much, yet so short time to say thanks. I hope and pray that your memory lives on, and those in the future remember your sacrifice with awe and respect.

Take care my brother,

Chaplain José Massanet
FMC Carswell
Correctional Officer, USP Atlanta: July 1991-February 1992.

Ch. josé Massanet
FBOP/FMC Carswell

December 17, 2008

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