Corrections Officer Rodney C. Welch

Photo of Corrections Officer Rodney C. Welch
End of Watch: Mon, Jan 14th, 2002
Date of Incident: Mon, Jan 14th, 2002
Cause of Death: Heart Attack
Service Time: 4 years
Age: 54


He is survived by his wife and two children.


Correctional Officer Rodney Welch suffered a fatal heart attack shortly after responding to a fight between two inmates at the Algoa Correctional Center.

Officer Welch was assaulted while trying to break up the two inmates and received several bruises to his face and chest. After the inmates were secured, Officer Welch began to have chest pains and collapsed. He was transported to a local hospital where he died approximately one hour later.

Officer Welch had served with the Missouri Department of Corrections for four years.

Information obtained from the Officer Down Memorial Page.


Missouri Department of Corrections Patch
2729 Plaza Drive
Jefferson City, Missouri 65109
(573) 526-6535


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