Fallen Officers Memorial and Open House

Welcome to MCO’s Fallen Officers Memorial and Open House Information Center. Here you will find information about the Fallen Officers Memorial, the dedication ceremony, and the reception/open house to follow the ceremony.

Officer Earl DeMarse

Today is the anniversary of the death of Officer Earl DeMarse. Officer DeMarse was stabbed to death by a prisoner at Marquette Branch Prison. Earl DeMarse was a veteran Officer who served the Michigan Department of Corrections for 26 years and was stabbed 15 minutes into his shift. The photo below is of his family […]

In Memoriam: Josephine McCallum and George Haight

Please join us in remembering two Michigan corrections officers who made the ultimate sacrifice this month years ago. Josephine McCallum was murdered at the former State Prison of Southern Michigan in Jackson on March 24, 1987. McCallum was the only officer in the activities building when she was brutally attacked, raped, and left to die. […]

Press release: MCO Reveals and Dedicates Fallen Officers Memorial

As bagpipes played “Amazing Grace,” corrections officers lifted the veil off the Fallen Officers Memorial, giving corrections staff, other law enforcement, legislators, and union supporters their first glimpse of the monument that honors Michigan corrections officers killed in the line of duty. “It’s very moving,” said Sally Budd, sister of fallen corrections officer Jack Budd. […]

Members, wear your uniform to the Fallen Officers Memorial dedication May 7!

The memorial is almost ready to be unveiled! Members, if you are planning to attend the memorial dedication, please wear your MDOC uniform. MDOC administration has given MCO members special permission to wear their uniform at this momentous event. Let’s make a sea of gray to show our dedication and pride to serving Michigan communities. […]

Open House to feature exhibits on weapons, member engagement, and more

After the Fallen Officers Memorial Dedication, MCO will host an open house where members and other guests can learn about the union and corrections work. Here are the exhibits you’ll be able to browse inside the MCO office. Weapons  – MCO has a collection of inmate weapons found by members over the years. Everything from […]

Save the Date: May 7, 2017!

The Fallen Officers Memorial Dedication Ceremony and Open House will be May 7, 2017 at the MCO union office in Lansing. All members are invited. Read more in our earlier announcement about the event. See the Save the Date below for more information. (Click here to view it larger.) Save Save Save Save Save Save

Fallen Officers Memorial Dedication and Open House set for May 7, 2017

MCO leaders and staff are proud to announce the Fallen Officers Memorial will be unveiled Sunday, May 7, 2017, on the first day of Correctional Officers Week. “MCO will set the tone for Correctional Officers Week by dedicating this beautiful memorial honoring those officers, and their families, who made the ultimate sacrifice in public service […]