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Dedication Ceremony For Officer Morgan

Tuesday, July 24, 2012 | 10:06am

WARTBURG - It has been seven years since Correctional Officer Wayne "Cotton" Morgan was killed in the line of duty while escorting an inmate from the Roane County Courthouse.  A 28-year employee of the Department of Correction and a Vietnam War Veteran, Officer Morgan was two years away from retirement when an inmate's wife shot and killed him during an escape plot.

A memorial marker will now be placed outside the Morgan County Correctional Complex in his honor.  On Wednesday, Officer Morgan's former co-workers, friends and family will gather for a dedication ceremony.

The media is invited to attend.


WHAT: Dedication Ceremony For Officer Wayne "Cotton" Morgan
WHEN: Wednesday, August 1, 2012
  10:00 a.m. EST
WHERE: Morgan County Correctional Complex
  541 Wayne Cotton Morgan Drive
  Wartburg, Tennessee  37887

Morgan County Correctional Complex employees collected funds to purchase the memorial marker.  It will be placed outside the main entrance of the institution.

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