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TX Corrections Officer Dies of Heart Attack After Struggle with Inmate

June 12, 2017  | 

Shana Tedder
Shana Tedder

A corrections officer at a Central Texas women's prison died after a confrontation with an inmate Friday, Texas Department of Criminal Justice officials said. 

Shana Tedder, 41, complained of shortness of breath after a "use of force" altercation with a prisoner Friday at the Christina Melton Crain Unit in Gatesville, about 45 minutes west of Waco, officials said. 

Tedder reportedly collapsed of a suspected heart attack while walking to another area to rest. Paramedics attempted to revive Tedder, but she was pronounced dead at the scene, the Dallas Morning News reports.


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