Sergeant Meggan Callahan was killed after being assaulted at the Bertie Correctional Institution at approximately 5:30 pm.
She was attacked by a male inmate who was serving a life sentence for a previous murder.
Medical staff at the prison and other first responders provided medical aid but she succumbed to her injuries approximately one hour after the attack.
Sergeant Callahan had served with the North Carolina Department of Public Safety for five years.
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