‘Violence against law enforcement knows no boundary’: NJ corrections officer slashed across face by inmate

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A corrections officer at New Jersey State Prison in Trenton was slashed across the face and suffered a broken wrist while restraining an inmate, according to the Union for State Correctional Police Officers.

The attack happened earlier this week.

According to authorities, the inmate, armed with an edged weapon, attacked the officer and left a large gash on the left side of his face – from his ear to near his lip.

Authorities say the officer was taken to Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick.

Brian Renshaw, President of the NJSPBA Local 105, says, “Unfortunately, this attack is one of many examples of what our officers must face and be prepared for on a daily basis. This officer conducted his job soundly and paid a price he didn't deserve."

The inmate has not been identified.

In a tweet, Pat Colligan, NJSPBA President, says, “Let's be clear, violence against law enforcement knows no boundary. The brutal attack at a NJ State Prison is an outrage. It highlights the need to expand care and treatment for our officers."

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