The Correctional Officers Association of Delaware is holding a ceremony at Smyrna Municipal Park in memory of the officer killed in the hostage standoff at Vaughn Correctional Center.
The Correctional Officers Association of Delaware is holding a candlelight vigil tonight, Friday, Feb. 3 at 6 p.m. in Smyrna in memory of Sgt. Steven Floyd who was killed in the hostage standoff at the Vaughn Correctional Center north of Smyrna on Wednesday and Thursday.
The vigil, especially for correctional officers, family and friends, will be held at at George C. Wright Jr. Park (Smyrna Municipal Park) on North Main Street, just north of Glenwood Avenue (Route 300).
The ceremony will include prayers and songs and give the correctional officers a chance to come together in memory of Sgt. Floyd, according to the COAD.
Floyd, 47, of Dover, worked in the Department of Correction for more than 16 years, all of them at the Vaughn Correctional Center, formerly the Delaware Correctional Center, according to a press release from the DOC.
He began his career in May of 2000 as a correctional officer and was promoted to the rank of sergeant in 2002.
During his career, he earned perfect attendance recognition in 2004 and 2005 and was honored with the Warden’s Award for Outstanding Performance in 2016.