VIDEO & PHOTOS -- Between thunderclaps and downpours the Department of Correction held a memorial service Sunday afternoon for Lt. Steven Floyd at the Vaughn Correctional Center near Smyrna where he was killed in the line of duty during an inmate uprising Feb. 1 and 2, 2017.
The Delaware Department of Correction held a memorial service Sunday afternoon for Lt. Steven Floyd at the prison where he was killed in the line of duty about one year ago during an inmate uprising Feb. 1 and 2, 2017.
Between thunderclaps and downpours outside the Vaughn Correctional Center northeast of Smyrna, speakers including Gov. John Carney and Department of Correction Commissioner Perry Phelps talked about the sacrifice and courage of Lt. Floyd and of correctional officers who put their lives on the line every day.
The keynote speaker, Department of Correction Cpl. James Hollis, told how the spirit of Lt. Floyd lives on in the correctional officers as they work each day.
An engraved plaque honoring Lt. Floyd was unveiled, and state officials joined with correctional officers in lining up to see the plaque after the ceremony.
The Delaware State Police Pipes and Drums played at the start and at the conclusion of the service.
A large American flag was draped on two firetruck ladders high above the entrance to the Correctional Center parking lot, where the members of the Delaware State Police Mounted Patrol sat on horses.