A Pennsylvania Department of Corrections officer died Monday from injuries sustained in an attack by an inmate earlier this month.
Officials say that Sgt. Mark Baserman was fatally beaten by Paul Jawon Kendrick just before 7 p.m. on Feb. 15 at State Correctional Institute-Somerset, according to
Baserman was hospitalized for 11 days before being pronounced dead on Monday.
“The minute we learned of this unprovoked, brutal attack on Sgt. Baserman and another officer who came to his aid our hearts sank,” Corrections Secretary John Wetzel said in a statement. “We are greatly saddened by Sgt….