Friday, December 7, 2012

Correctional Officer Scott Williams Memorial Highway

Over 14 years ago, Senior Officer Scott Williams was killed on duty at  the US Penitentiary in Lompoc, California after being stabbed by an inmate with a make shift knife. a second Officer was stabbed and three other staff were also injured by the same inmate, Roy Green.  You can read the BOP summary of Scott Williams' murder here.

After much work and cooperation between retired USP Lompoc Local 3048 President, Barry Fredieu and Ryan Sherman, communications director of the California Correctional Peace Officers Association (CCPOA), the Scott Williams Memorial Highway bill was drafted, introduced, and passed the California State Legislature.  You can read a Lompoc Record story about Scott Williams Memorial Highway here.

The dedication ceremony for the Scott Williams Memorial Highway took place yesterday.  Thanks to Barry Fredieu and former Local 3048 Vice President and interim President, Theo Cintora for sending me these pictures of the sign and the ceremony.

In an email to me expressing his thanks for the unswerving dedication of Barry Fredieu and the assistance of the Council of Prison Locals, Theo Cintora said it best, "This will remind our staff and the community how dangerous our jobs are and the heroes that walk these corridors."

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