Inmate Attacks Correctional Officer at Santa Rosa Correctional Institution
MILTON, Fla. – An inmate attacked a correctional officer Friday afternoon at Santa Rosa Correctional Institution.
Inmate Eddie Thompson (W30300) attacked a correctional officer at approximately 5:30 p.m. While being escorted to his cell by four correctional officers, inmate Thompson became combative and aggressive, injuring one of the officers.
The injured officer was examined by medical staff who noted injuries to his shoulder.
Inmate Thompson will receive a disciplinary report for this assault. The Department of Corrections Office of Inspector General will investigate this incident.
An Assault Advisory is issued by the Department of Corrections whenever a correctional officer or probation officer is attacked in the line of duty.
As Florida's largest state agency, the Department of Corrections employs 24,000 members statewide, incarcerates approximately 98,000 inmates and supervises nearly 140,000 offenders in the community.