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In the Line of Duty…

January 9 @ 7:30 pm

You are invited to attend a Special Program Presented by the Workhouse Museum and History Committee
Wednesday, January 9, 2019
7:30-9:00 pm at the Workhouse Arts Center
In the Line of Duty…

            Correctional Officers and Federal Agents working at the former D.C. Correctional Facility at Lorton faced not only the daily challenge of managing prisoners of all levels of security but also the possibility of a fatal confrontation with one or more of them. A few of these courageous men were actually killed either in the prison or while pursuing escaped prisoners. This program remembers the lives of two Correctional Officers—Michael Hughes and Michael Kirby and two FBI Special Agents—Anthony Palmisano and Edwin Woodriffe who gave their lives while doing their jobs. Learn the stories behind the events leading to the deaths of these brave men as told by their colleagues.

The program will be moderated by Dr. James O’Connor, a retired FBI Special Agent and former deputy director of the FBI Academy at Quantico. Speakers include: Dr. George Mahoney, a retired FBI Special Agent assigned to investigate violent crimes, major disturbances and escapes at Lorton, and retired acting Major William Jernigan who worked 26 years at the Lorton Facility.

Building W-3 Theatre

Workhouse Arts Center, 9517 Workhouse Way, Lorton Virginia 22079

All lectures are free with a suggested donation of $10.

Please register online at:


Call 703-584-2900 for information


January 9
7:30 pm


Workhouse Museum and History Committee


Workhouse Arts Center, W-3 Theatre
9601 Ox Road
Lorton, United States
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