Check Presented to Family of DOC Colonel Killed in the Line of Duty

On Wednesday, June 22, Department of Corrections Secretary Edwin Buss, Northern Regional Director Tim Cannon, former Secretary Louie L. Wainwright, and Corrections Foundation Executive Director Chris Akins traveled to Defuniak Springs to present a check for $45,950 to the family of Colonel Greg Malloy, who died in the line of duty on February 2, 2011.

The money was raised through fundraisers and donations from Florida Department of Corrections staff throughout the state, and with administrative support from the Corrections Foundation, a Direct Support Organization.

“They are amazing people,” said Secretary Buss of Colonel Malloy’s family and friends. “We spent a couple hours together and they told me great stories about the Colonel.”

Correctional Officer Colonel Greg Malloy, 44, was mortally wounded in an exchange of gunfire with a suspect in a double homicide. Malloy was working as part of the Holmes Correctional Institution K-9 tracking team at the time. The suspect, Wade Williams, was killed during the exchange.

Malloy had been with the Department since 1988. His name has been etched into the DOC’s Memorial to Fallen Officers near Wakulla Correctional Institution.

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