Division of Adult Correction
We offer this tribute to
honor our co-workers who died on the job and in service to the Department of Correction and the
State of North Carolina.
Good men must die,
but death cannot
kill their names.
The names of the officers listed
below are engraved on a
plaque in the lobby of Central Prison.
They are also listed on the National Law
Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington, D.C.
|Officer James S. Chesser of Central Prison was killed while working
row in 1939.
|Officer Kermit Dale Jackson of Alexander Correctional Center was killed in a
road squad accident in 1960.
|Officer Earl Cranston
Strickland of Robeson Correctional Center was shot and
killed by an escaping inmate in 1969.
|Officer Jenette W.
Fish of Triangle Correctional Center was killed in 1975.
|Officer Randall C. Cupp of Alexander Correctional Center was killed in 1986
when he was called to a dispute near his home.
|Officer William V.
Lee, a probation unit supervisor, was killed in a
traffic accident in 1989.
|Officer Alan P. Kirk
was killed in 1991 at Caledonia Correctional Institution.
|William Joseph Davis,
a truck driver for Central Engineering, was killed in a roadside
accident in Raleigh in 1998 when he stopped to adjust the load on his
|Officer David Michael Anthony
of Iredell Correctional Center was killed in an accident in 1998 while
supervising an inmate road squad along Interstate 77.
|Probation/parole officer David
Cortner was killed
in a traffic accident in 1999.
|Officer Shannon Smith of
Johnston Correctional Institution was hit and killed by a driver in
supervising an inmate road squad along U.S. 70.
David Cortner killed in accident - July 12, 1999
Correctional Officers Memorial Service - May 20, 1999
Iredell Correctional Officer
Mike Anthony killed in accident - October 27, 1998
National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial