A prisoner officer at the Davis Correctional Facility in Oklahoma has been killed by an inmate who is serving a life sentence for murder.
The Oklahoma Department of Corrections (ODOC) released a statement on Sunday, confirming that Officer Alan Jay Hershberger had died following injuries received in an attack at the Davis Correctional Facility. On Sunday morning, at the private prison in Holdenville, Officer Hershberger was conducting a prisoner movement when he was attacked from behind by inmate Gregory Thompson, who was armed with a homemade weapon. According to reports, staff at the Davis Correctional Facility quickly responded to the attack, securing the area and attempting life-saving measures. Tragically, authorities were unable to save Officer Hershberger, who died of his injuries.
ODOC said: "The Oklahoma Department of Corrections and Davis Correctional facility mourns the loss of Officer Hershberger, and wants to express their deepest condolences to his family and friends."
Gregory Thompson is currently serving a life sentence for a murder conviction in 2003, and also has a pending sentence for a manslaughter charge from 2009.
The Oklahoma Department of Corrections Office of the Inspector General is currently investigating the incident. Texas Man Shoots Woman In The Neck Only For Bullet To Ricochet & Kill Him