Officer killed by inmate at Davis Correctional Facility in Holdenville

The Oklahoma Department of Corrections reported a correctional officer at the Davis...
The Oklahoma Department of Corrections reported a correctional officer at the Davis Correctional Facility was killed by an inmate Sunday.(KOLD)
Published: Aug. 1, 2022 at 10:54 AM CDT
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HOLDENVILLE, Okla. (KXII) - On Monday, the Oklahoma Department of Corrections publicly released the identity of an inmate accused of killing a correctional officer at the Davis Correctional Facility.

According to the press release, Officer Alan Jay Hershberger died due to injuries sustained after an attack by an inmate Sunday.

The release said Officer Hershberger was working at Davis Correctional Facility, a private prison in Holdenville, when he was subject to an attack by an inmate. Hershberger was conducting an inmate movement from recreation to housing when he was attacked from behind by inmate Gregory Thompson, ODOC # 194261, using a homemade weapon.

The ODOC said the staff administered lifesaving efforts to the officer, but was ultimately unsuccessful.

Officials said inmate Thompson is serving a life sentence for a 2003 First Degree Murder conviction out of Oklahoma County.  They added Thompson has a pending sentence for a 2009 Manslaughter in the First Degree charge out of Pittsburg County running consecutive to his life sentence.

The release went on to say the ODOC Office of the Inspector General is conducting an ongoing investigation, and the results will be submitted to the District Attorney.

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