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Steven Floyd Honored One Year After Death in Prison Uprising

Courtesy of Joe Simon

Lt. Steven Floyd was honored at the James T. Vaughn Correctional Center where he was killed during an inmate uprising around a year ago.

In the falling rain Department of Correction Commissioner Perry Phelps described Floyd as someone who “cared about giving people a voice and for standing up for what is right.”

The Salisbury Daily Times reports that he added, “Floyd stood up during times of challenge and controversy. He stood with integrity.”

Among those assembled were bagpipers who made their instruments heard amidst the showers as the K9 officers stood with their dogs during the ceremony.

A black stone plaque was unveiled bearing his name with a posthumous promotion to lieutenant.

Sixteen of 18 inmates have been charged in Floyd’s murder and have been transferred out of state.

Don Rush is the News Director at Delmarva Public Media. An award-winning journalist, Don reports major local issues of the day, from sea level rise, to urban development, to the changing demographics of Delmarva.