Viewing held for Lt. Steven Floyd

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A viewing for Lt. Floyd is being held Friday night on the campus of Delaware State University.

A viewing for the corrections officer killed last week during the hostage siege at the Delaware prison was held Friday night on the campus of Delaware State University.

The flags at the James T. Vaughn Correctional Center in Smyrna are at half-staff.

It was more than a week ago that Lt. Steven Floyd was killed after inmates at the prison took him and three others hostage.

This weekend the life of Lt. Floyd will be celebrated at Delaware State University. The school is hosting the funeral services.

While friends and family gather to remember Lt. Floyd, there's been an intense and ongoing investigation to figure out how exactly the inmates were able to carry out the attack.

It happened in the prison's section C.

An autopsy completed by the Delaware Division of Forensic Science has determined Floyd's death to be a homicide by trauma.

Floyd was the lone corrections officer killed.

Since his passing Floyd's family has been presented with the Delaware Department of Corrections highest honor, the Medal of Valor.

It was during the ceremony that Floyd was also promoted from sergeant to lieutenant.

Lt. Floyd was 47 years old.

The private viewing at the university was held from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.

There is also a viewing at the university on Saturday at 8 a.m. and goes until 12.

Lt. Floyd's funeral will be held immediately after Saturday's viewing.

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