Officer Rank: Correctional Officer

Department: Iowa Department of Corrections

End of Watch: 03/23/0021

Cause: Other: Beating

Age: 46

Length of Service: 13 years

Correctional Officer McFarland was assaulted and beaten to death, along with another corrections employee Nurse Schulte, by two inmates at the Anamosa State Penitentiary in the state of Iowa. The two inmates were attempting to escape and eventually were subdued. Other corrections employees were injured during the incident. Both inmates were subsequently charged with first-degree murder, attempted murder, and abduction.




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