Fallen correctional officers honored at memorial service

Correctional officers endure a dangerous and stressful job. Those who have fallen were honored at the Fallen Officer's Memorial Service at the Gist State Prison.

"You never get to see what these people do in the prison system and they do a remarkable job with very limited resources we owe a awful lot," Judge Larry Gist said.

According to the Texas Department of Criminal Justice, 73 Correctional Officers died since the start of keeping track in the 1800's.

Officers are killed by gunfire, assault, and stabbings by inmates.

'It's a rough job but it's a possible job," Charles Siringi said, Warden."

Siringi says correctional facilities are always looking for new recruits. You're eligible with a High School Diploma, and no criminal history.

Tomorrow, the Beaumont Police Department will honor BPD officers who died in the line of duty. The ceremony is open to the public, and it's at 9 a.m. on the front steps of the Police Department.

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