Holmes CI Correctional Officer Dies In The Line of Duty
Bonifay – The Florida Department of Corrections is grieving the death of a Colonel killed today in the pursuit of a suspected killer in Holmes County as the officer was assisting the Holmes County Sherriff’s Office in the hunt.
Correctional Officer Colonel Greg Malloy, 44, was mortally wounded in an exchange of gunfire with suspect Wade Williams. Colonel Malloy was working as part of the Holmes Correctional Institution K-9 tracking team. The suspect, wanted for the double homicide of his parents, was killed during the exchange.
“Words can never express our emotions when an Officer falls in the line of duty,” said Secretary Walt McNeil. “Tragedies such as today ' s underscore the dangers inherent in our profession, both inside and outside the prison walls. We extend our condolences to Greg’s family and his co-workers.”
Malloy began his career with the Department of Corrections in 1988 as a Correctional Officer and rose through the ranks.
The Florida Department of Law Enforcement is conducting the officer-involved shooting investigation.