In Memoriam: Officer Jack Budd

Jack Budd was murdered at the former State Prison of Southern Michigan in Jackson on Dec. 27, 1987. It was 33 years ago this week.

An inmate, armed with a weapon, came out of a shower area and stabbed Budd while he was checking ID cards. Budd and other officers subdued the inmate. Budd passed away an hour later at a hospital.

His killer was sentenced to 80-120 years in prison. He is also serving two life sentences.

Budd left behind a wife and son. He and the three other Michigan corrections officers killed in the line of duty are honored on MCO’s Fallen Officers Memorial.

Rest in peace, Officer Budd.