Correctional Officer Colonel Greg Malloy Florida Department of Corrections Florida End of Watch: Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Photograph: Correctional Officer Colonel Greg MalloyPatch image: Florida Department of Corrections, Florida

Correctional Officer Colonel Greg Malloy
Florida Department of Corrections
Florida

End of Watch: Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Biographical Info
Age: 44
Tour of Duty: 22 years
Badge Number: Not available

Incident Details
Cause of Death: Gunfire
Date of Incident: Wednesday, February 2, 2011
Weapon Used: Gun; Unknown type
Suspect Info: Shot and killed

Colonel Greg Malloy was shot and killed in Holmes County while assisting local law enforcement agencies track a man wanted for murdering his parents.
A homeowner in the area had called 911 after encountering the suspect in a wooded area and being shot at. Colonel Greg Malloy, who was a canine handler at the Holmes Correctional Facility, was requested to track the suspect.
Upon nearing the suspect’s location shots were exchanged and Colonel Malloy and the suspect were both killed.
Colonel Malloy had served with the Florida Department of Corrections for 22 years.

Agency Contact Information
Florida Department of Corrections
2601 Blair Stone Road
Tallahassee, FL 32399
Phone: (850) 488-5021
Please contact the Florida Department of Corrections for funeral arrangements or for survivor benefit fund information.

Holmes CI Correctional Officer Dies In The Line of Duty

Bonifay – The Florida Department of Corrections is grieving the death of a Colonel killed today in the pursuit of a suspected killer in Holmes County as the officer was assisting the Holmes County Sherriff’s Office in the hunt.

Correctional Officer Colonel Greg Malloy, 44, was mortally wounded in an exchange of gunfire with suspect Wade Williams. Colonel Malloy was working as part of the Holmes Correctional Institution K-9 tracking team. The suspect, wanted for the double homicide of his parents, was killed during the exchange.

“Words can never express our emotions when an Officer falls in the line of duty,” said Secretary Walt McNeil. “Tragedies such as today ‘ s underscore the dangers inherent in our profession, both inside and outside the prison walls. We extend our condolences to Greg’s family and his co-workers.”

Malloy began his career with the Department of Corrections in 1988 as a Correctional Officer and rose through the ranks.

The Florida Department of Law Enforcement is conducting the officer-involved shooting investigation.

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