Honor for Michigan Prison Guard….Finally
I guess it's true. Better late than never! The Michigan House will be honoring today a prison guard in Michigan who lost his life in the line of duty.....back in 1893.
MLive.com is reporting that George Haight died after being poisoned by a prisoner in an inmate escape in Jackson back in March, 1893. His sacrifice is being finally recognized today thanks, in large part, to the efforts of state Representative Earl Poleski.
In making the pronouncement, officials admit the honor is a rare one, especially this long after the fact.
The House's annual ceremony on this date normally recognizes on-duty deaths during the past year. But Haight, while killed decades ago, didn't officially get added to the list until this year.
The article indicates his name was added to the National Law Enforcement Memorial Wall in Washington, D. C. back in May.
Haight is also believed to be the first corrections officer in Michigan to die in the line of duty.
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