There are many jobs in law enforcement. Not every job is to be in the line of duty. Correctional officers are prison guards that keep a close eye on inmates. It may seem easy, but it’s not. Correctional officers were injured at two U.S. prison this past weekend. In Tennessee (TN), three officers were assaulted on Sunday.
During the attack, one officer was taken hostage. The violent incident occurred around 4 p.m. in a housing unit involving 16 inmates at the Turney Center Industrial Complex in Only, TN. The incident lasted about three hours. The officers were airlifted to the hospital. Two officers were listed in stable condition Monday, while the other officer was released overnight.
“Our thoughts and prayers are with these officers,” state corrections Commissioner Tony Parker said in a news release. The prison was on lockdown Sunday night while authorities investigated the incident. The inmates involved in the incident are being sent to a maximum security prison.
Meanwhile, in Nebraska three officers were recovering from being assaulted by inmates at a facility in Lincoln. The state Department of Correctional Services said three prison officers were assaulted by inmates at the Diagnostic and Evaluation Center in Lincoln Friday night. This incident lasted about two hours. Thankfully, two officers were treated for non-serious injuries and the third officer did not receive treatment. A fire also started during the disturbance. This incident is currently under investigation.
Being in the law enforcement is a big step and not everyone is prepared for that. Sometimes it’s risking your life, but make sure you love what you do in the end. If a prison guard suits you best, go for it. Just remember you will be surrounded with inmates.