Minnesota Corrections Officer Killed by Inmate

Liz Sawyer and Paul Walsh, Star Tribune (Minneapolis)
STILLWATER, Minnesota — An inmate serving time for homicide killed a corrections officer Wednesday afternoon in Stillwater prison, marking the first such death of an on-duty Minnesota prison guard.
The attack occurred about 1:30 p.m. in an industry building and prompted a temporary lockdown of all state prisons, according to the state Department of Corrections.
Officer Joseph B. Gomm, who had celebrated 16 years on the job Tuesday, was taken to Regions Hospital in St. Paul, where he died of his injuries.
“Joseph gave the ultimate sacrifice while working to protect the citizens of Minnesota,” said Corrections Commissioner Tom Roy, who declined to name the attacker.
A relative identified the inmate a…
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