Politics & Government

February 9, 2009

Slain Atwater correctional officer honored in D.C.

Bagpipes keened and candles flickered Monday as federal prison guards honored their slain brother-in-arms Jose Rivera, killed last year by two inmates in Atwater. Few of the 200 or so correctional officers who gathered at dusk around the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial knew Rivera personally. None appear ready to forget him, the first federal correctional officer killed in the line of duty since 1997.

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