STILLWATER (WCCO) – The Department of Corrections has announced funeral services for an officer who was recently killed in a Stillwater prison.
Officer Joe Gomm died Wednesday after an inmate, serving time for a 2002 murder, attacked him inside Minnesota Correctional Facility-Stillwater.READ MORE: Man Hospitalized After Hit-And-Run In Brooklyn Park
His funeral is set for 11 a.m. next Thursday at North Heights Lutheran Church in Arden Hills.READ MORE: Aromatherapy Spray Linked To Deadly Tropical Disease; 1 Minnesotan Among Those Sickened In U.S.
Edward Johnson is the inmate accused of attacking and killing Gomm, and he’s serving nearly 29 years for second-degree murder.MORE NEWS: Child Hurt In St. Paul Shooting; Investigation Underway
Stillwater is the state’s largest close-security prison for male felons. There are approximately 1,600 inmates there.