February 25, 2013
Jason Fornicola
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AFGE Mourns the Loss of Fallen Federal Correctional Officer

WASHINGTON—The American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) and its Council of Prison Locals is mourning the loss of Eric J. Williams, a federal correctional officer killed in the line of duty. Williams worked at the United States Penitentiary – Canaan in northeastern Pennsylvania and was employed by the Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) for less than two years.

“We are deeply saddened by the senseless death of one of our correctional officers,” said AFGE National President J. David Cox Sr. “Eric Williams was a dedicated officer, and this is a terrible loss. We send our heartfelt sympathies and condolences to his family and coworkers at this very difficult time.”

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