Horrific Slashing of a Correction Officer Assigned to Nassau University Medical Center

Date Posted: 
Feb 05, 2014

East Meadow, New York February 5, 2014---“Today’s vicious slashing incident of a Nassau County Correction Officer at the Nassau University Medical Center is yet another horrific example of the extreme dangers our Officers face every day at  the Correctional Center. While others in this county go to work in an office, we go to work in a war zone. This brutal assault at NUMC occurred precisely at the location where we have long asserted that there is a severe security and staffing shortage that endangers the lives of our members” said Nassau COBA President John Jaronczyk.

President Jaronczyk continued, “This attack only reaffirms why this union has vigorously called for two Correction Officers to be assigned to every hospital post at NUMC, especially since inmates are no longer housed in the secure Prison Ward at the hospital. The Officer that was slashed was working alone by himself with no other Officer assigned to maintain security, provide backup and possibly even apprehend the assailant who was responsible for this vicious assault. Sadly, our warnings have fallen on deaf ears, and now a Correction Officer is permanently disfigured because of it.  Our members’ lives are in grave danger due to these and other security post cuts, and the Nassau County public’s safety and security is in deep jeopardy.”

For additional comments from Nassau COBA and further information, the media is advised to contact Nassau COBA President John Jaronczyk at 516-937-7800 or via email at ncscoba01@aol.com

NEWSDAY
Cops continue search for suspect in slashing of correction officer at NUMC. A manhunt continued Wednesday night for the suspect who authorities said slashed a correction officer...The complete article can be viewed at: Cops continue search for suspect in slashing of correction officer at NUMC
 
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The complete article can be viewed at: Correction officer stabbed at NUMC
 
NEWS 12 Long Island
Lockdown lifted at NUMC after slashing attack on corrections officer. The complete article can be viewed at: Lockdown lifted at NUMC after slashing attack on corrections officer
 
NY DAILY NEWS
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Manhunt in Nassau University Medical Center attack. The 30-year-old Correction Officer was stationed at Nassau University Medical Center and guarding a sick inmate who was in a public hospital room when he was attacked from behind, according to his union.
 
 
 
 
 
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