2012-01-03 / Front Page

Putnamville Correctional Officer Ronald French Passes Away


Correctional Officer Ronald K. French Correctional Officer Ronald K. French Correctional Officer Ronald K. French, 71, of Rosedale, was pronounced dead at the Putnamville Correctional Facility on Saturday, December 24.

At approximately 6:30 a.m., officer French was found unresponsive at his post assignment. Staff contacted Operation Life and immediately began CPR. At this time, his death appears to have been a result of natural causes, pending review by the Coroner’s Office.

Officer French served as a Correctional Sergeant, Correctional Lieutenant, Correctional Captain; on several emergency squad teams and as an Honor Guard member during his 28 years of employment with the Putnamville Correctional Facility.

“It’s difficult to lose a loved one, but even more so during this time of year. His dedication and professionalism will be missed,” Superintendent Stanley Knight said. “My condolences and deepest sympathy is extended to the family.”

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