IDOC mourns death of Minn. correctional officer

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A message from Director Henry Atencio, Idaho Department of Correction

It’s with a sad and heavy heart that I share this news with you.   

Officer Joseph Gomm of the Minnesota Department of Correction was attacked and killed by an inmate on Wednesday afternoon.  

This is a tragic event and serves as a painful reminder of the danger of the profession we have all chosen to work in. 

Please be safe and look out for your brothers and sisters at all times.  

Please keep Officer Gomm’s family, as well as our brothers and sisters from the MDOC in your thoughts and prayers.  


News coverage: Ofc. Gomm is being remembered for his “kind soul” and his dedication to his job.

Story published: 07/19/2018
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