Friday’s Heroes: Remembering The Fallen

Friday's Heroes - Remembering the fallen officers


You gave your all to protect and serve us, and for that we are eternally grateful.

Supervisor Michael Clifton Baskett, 54

Federal Bureau of Prisons

Federal Medical Center, Butner N.C.

November 26, 2013 – Supervisor Michael Baskett was killed when a motorized delivery truck struck him and pinned him beneath it. A box placed on the cart accidentally depressed the accelerator, causing it to take off at top speed. A second before the runaway cart struck, Supervisor Baskett pushed a delivery driver out of the way, saving her life. Inmates and officers were able to remove the cart and began CPR, but their efforts were unsuccessful.

Supervisor Baskett leaves behind his wife, two children, and two step-children.