Staff Assault: Fort Dodge Correctional Facility

Date: 
Tuesday, November 24, 2020

FORT DODGE – A correctional officer was assaulted by an inmate at the Fort Dodge Correctional Facility at approximately 1:30 p.m. today.

While an officer was escorting an inmate to their cell, the inmate assaulted the officer by the use of closed fist strikes to the officer's face. Additional staff arrived quickly to assist in securing the inmate, and during the scuffle, another officer suffered minor injuries as well. 

The officer that was assaulted was taken to the local hospital for treatment of his injuries via state vehicle.  He has since been treated and released. The other officer that suffered minor injuries in the incident was seen by FDCF medical staff, and has also since been released. The inmate did not suffer any major injuries. 

This incident remains under investigation.

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Printed from the Iowa Department of Corrections website on February 25, 2021 at 10:47pm.