The Graveyard Shift extends our condolences to the families of these brave officers.
Corrections Officer Casimiro Pomales, 52
New York State Department of Correctional Services
January 28, 2011 – Corrections Officer Casimiro Pomales was killed in an automobile crash while transporting an inmate to a medical appointment. The driver of the second vehicle was adjusting the heat in her car when she sideswiped the prison van, causing it to roll over several times. Officer Pomales is survived by his wife and children.
Correctional Officer Jayme Lee Biendl, 34
Washington State Department of Corrections
January 29, 2011 – Corrections Officer Jayme Biendl was strangled to death by an inmate during an escape attempt.
Correctional Officer Colonel Greg Malloy, 44
Florida Department of Corrections
February 2, 2011 – Colonel Greg Malloy, a canine handler for Holmes Correctional Facility, was shot and killed in a gun battle while assisting local law enforcement officers track a wanted murder suspect. The suspect was also killed during the exchange of gunfire.