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Employee Memorial


"IN MEMORY OF THOSE WHO HAVE FALLEN, IN HONOR OF THOSE WHO SERVE"

Willoughby Nelson
1894 Brushy Mountain Correctional Complex


Bob Armes
1936 Brushy Mountain Correctional Complex


J. L. Sims
1937 Tennessee State Penitentiary


Glen Johnston
1937 Brushy Mountain Correctional Complex


Johnny Armes
1940 Brushy Mountain Correctional Complex


David Stewart
1941 Brushy Mountain Correctional Complex


Elizah Patrick
1947 Brushy Mountain Correctional Complex


Lem Heflin
1949 Brushy Mountain Correctional Complex


Don Crippen
1950 Brushy Mountain Correctional Complex


Joe Blevins
1952 Brushy Mountain Correctional Complex


W. L. Cox
1952 Brushy Mountain Correctional Complex


Ernest Massengill
1957 Brushy Mountain Correctional Complex


Elmer Henry
1972 Brushy Mountain Correctional Complex


Robert Burns
1978 Tennessee State Penitentiary


Ronald W. Moore
1981 Turney Center Industrial Prison


Donald G. Gammons
1984 Turney Center Industrial Prison


James F. McPeters
1984 Turney Center Industrial Prison


Delbert Steed
2002 Hardeman County Correctional Center


Frederick Hyatt
2003 Charles Bass Correctional Complex


Wayne "Cotton" Morgan
2005 Brushy Mountain Correctional Complex

 

On Thursday, September 23, 2004, several hundred guests were invited to the Tennessee Correction Academy for the unveiling of the Tennessee Department of Correction's memorial to fallen correctional employees.

 

Guests included family members and descendants of the fallen, current and former employees and other dignitaries who reflected on the importance of the memorial's placement at the academy.

 

The memorial was funded by private donations totaling over $32,000, from correctional professionals throughout Tennessee. The memorial honors those who lost their lives in the line of duty and those whose daily sacrifices sometimes go unnoticed but whose work helps to keep our communities safe.

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