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Julie L. Jones, Secretary

Assualt Advisory
January 04, 2017
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FDC Assault Advisory | January 04, 2017

This is a report of assault advisories that occurred during the specified timeframe. An assault advisory is issued by the Department of Corrections whenever a correctional officer or probation officer is attacked in the line of duty.

MALONE, Fla. – On January 4, an inmate assaulted a correctional officer at Jackson Correctional Institution.

At approximately 9:38 a.m. EDT, Inmate Willie Lightfoot (663180) brandished a makeshift weapon and stabbed an officer in the hand and shoulder. Staff responded appropriately to subdue the inmate.

Medical staff examined the injured officer and noted minor injuries. Inmate Lightfoot will receive a disciplinary report for this assault. The Department of Corrections’ Office of Inspector General will fully investigate this incident.

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As Florida's largest state agency, the Department of Corrections employs 24,000 members statewide, incarcerates approximately 97,000 inmates and supervises nearly 167,000 offenders in the community.

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