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Florida Department of Corrections
Julie L. Jones, Secretary

Press Release
October 14, 2011
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Contact: Gretl Plessinger
Communications Director
(850) 488-0420

CO at Dade CI Struck in Head with Unknown Object; Transported to Hospital

A Correctional Officer at Dade Correctional Institution was overseeing inmates in the library this morning (October 14, 2011) when he was struck in the head with an unknown object. He activated his personal body alarm and a response team of fellow officers immediately came to his aid. He was reportedly conscious when he was transported by helicopter to the hospital. His injuries do not appear to be life-threatening. The IG's office is investigating and there are no suspects at this time.

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