Statements on the Deaths of Employees at Pasquotank Correctional Institution

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STATEMENT FROM PUBLIC SAFETY SECRETARY ERIK A. HOOKS

The DPS family is devastated by the tragic events that took place at Pasquotank Correctional Institution. Our deepest sympathies go out to the families and co-workers of the employees who lost their lives in service to the State. We will do everything we can to support their families during this difficult time. I want to thank law enforcement and emergency responders for their assistance, and we will do everything we can to assist the investigation.

STATEMENT FROM CHIEF DEPUTY SECRETARY W. DAVID GUICE

Our hearts are broken by this tragedy that took members of our Correction family. Words cannot express our deep sorrow. We will work closely with investigators to learn the circumstances of today’s incident and bring to justice those responsible.

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