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NC DPS Prisons Patch
Resided: Hertford NC, USA
Born: Unk  
Fallen: Oct. 30, 2017
Race/Sex: Black Female / 49 yrs. of age
Agency
Dept: North Carolina Public Safety Dept - Prisons
4201 Mail Service Center  
Raleigh, NC   27699-4201   USA
(919)838-4000
County: Wake
Dept. Type: State/Corrections
Hero's Rank: Officer
Sworn Date: Unk
FBI Class: Homicide - Knife
Weapon Class: Edged Weapon
Agency URL: Click Here
On The Job: 4 years
Bio: Officer Shannon was an Army Veteran.

Fatal Incident Summary
Offender: No Info
Location: Pasquotank Correctional Institute   Pasquotank, NC   USA   Thu. Oct. 12, 2017
Summary: Correctional Officer Wendy Shannon, Correction Enterprises Manager Veronica Darden, and Correctional Officer Justin Smith were killed during an escape attempt from the Pasquotank Correctional Institute at approximately 3:00 pm.

On October 12th, 2017, several inmates ignited a fire inside the prison's Specialty Sewing Plant as a diversion. The inmates then attacked responding corrections officers with hammers and scissors obtained in the sewing plant. Prison personnel and responding fire department crews were able to bring the fire under control and prevent the escape.

Officer Shannon was transported to Sentara Norfolk General Hospital where she passed away on October 30th, 2017.

Disposition: Four inmates were charged with first degree murder as a result of the incident.

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Related: Justin James Smith Veronica Darden
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