Services set for guard killed in Delaware prison uprising
Posted:Feb 05 2017 12:53PM EST
Updated:Feb 05 2017 12:59PM EST
DOVER, Del. (AP) - Funeral services have been set for the Delaware prison guard killed last week during an inmate uprising.
According to Evan W. Smith Funeral Services, a first visitation for Lt. Steven Floyd will be held Friday evening at Delaware State University Memorial Hall. A second visitation will take place Saturday morning at the same location, followed by a funeral service and interment at a cemetery in Frederica.
Floyd, 47, was found dead early Thursday after a hostage standoff at the James T. Vaughn Correctional Center near Smyrna.
A medical examiner ruled his death a homicide by trauma. No further details were released.
The president of the prison guards union called Floyd a dedicated officer with a wife, children and grandchildren who worked overtime to help put his children through college.