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Julie L. Jones, Secretary

Assault Advisory
May 1, 2016
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Inmate Attacks Correctional Officer at Hardee Correctional Institution

BOWLING GREEN, Fla. – An inmate attacked a correctional officer Sunday afternoon at Hardee Correctional Institution.

Inmate Eddie Duncan (014770) attacked a correctional officer at approximately 1:20 p.m. Inmate Duncan, while being placed in hand restraints, swung a closed fist and hit the restraining officer in the face. Another officer responded and inmate Duncan became compliant.

The injured officer was examined by medical staff who noted a scratch to the chin.

Inmate Duncan 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.

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