Sergeant Steven Floyd was killed during a 20-hour hostage situation at the James T. Vaughn Correctional Center in Smyrna, Delaware.
A large group of inmates took Sergeant Floyd and three other prison employees hostage during a riot in Building C. A tactical response team made entry into the prison approximately 20 hours later and located Sergeant Floyd's body. The other prison employees were rescued.
Approximately 120 inmates housed in Building C at the time remained in custody.
Sergeant Floyd had served with the Delaware Department of Correction for 16 years.
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