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SEANC collecting funds for correctional officer's family

Sgt. Meggan Callahan

RALEIGH - The State Employees Association of North Carolina is collecting funds for the family of the correctional officer in Bertie County who was killed by an inmate.

SEANC will collect money to benefit the family of Sgt. Meggan Callahan, a Department of Public Safety employee who was killed on the job by an inmate last week at Bertie Correctional Institution. According to a press release the Sgt. Callahan Memorial Fund was announced to members last week and has already collected a lot of money from people all over the country.

Callahan was a member of SEANC District 63. SEANC President Stanley Drewery, a retired DPS employee, attended her funeral Thursday and said he "was proud of my brothers and sisters coming from all over the state to honor one of our own."

Callahan was the first correctional officer to die in the line of duty in at least 40 years, according to the DPS. All proceeds collected for the fund will go to Callahan's family. If you would like to contribute, visit www.seanc.org/callahan. You can also mail checks, payable to SEANC with "Sgt. Callahan Memorial Fund" in the memo line, to: SEANC Sgt. Callahan Memorial Fund 1621 Midtown Place Raleigh, NC 27609

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