N.H. state corrections officer collapses, dies while on duty
Lawrence Prather, 43, began his career with the New Hampshire Department of Corrections in 2017
Duty Death: Lawrence Prather - [Concord, New Hampshire]
End of Service: 01/25/2023
By Ashley Silver
CONCORD, N.H. — A New Hampshire corrections officer died Wednesday after suffering a medical emergency while on duty.
After 43-year-old CO Lawrence Prather collapsed, he was quickly surrounded by fellow corrections officers and nursing staff who immediately started lifesaving efforts, including CPR, using an AED device and calling for an ambulance, the Concord Monitor reported.
Despite lifesaving efforts, Prather died at the hospital.
Prather began his career with the New Hampshire Department of Corrections in 2017. In April 2018, he received an award for his heroic response to a disturbance at the New Hampshire State Prison for Men, according to the report. In December 2019, he was transferred from the state prison to the Division of Rehabilitative Services.
“Officer Prather’s passion, kindness and dedication to his career with the N.H. Department of Corrections was admirable,” Corrections Commissioner Helen Hanks said in a statement. “He was a friendly, positive and loyal officer who is already greatly missed.”