Indiana State Prison

Photo shows the front gate of the Indiana State Prison in Michigan City where one correctional officer was dead and a second seriously injured in an attack on Sunday. An inmate facing a 130-year sentence is being charged in connection with the incident, according to the Indiana Department of Correction.

MICHIGAN CITY — A La Porte man is being lauded as a hero after being stabbed to death while helping another correctional officer who was being attacked by an inmate at the Indiana State Prison on Sunday afternoon.

Indiana Department of Correction Commissioner Robert Carter ordered flags to be flown at half-staff at all IDOC facilities in honor of Lieutenant Eugene Lasco, 57, who died in the attack.

– The Associated Press

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