Ceremony honors Lt. Floyd year after prison riot

SMYRNA, Del. (WPVI) -- A ceremony was held in Smyrna, Delaware Sunday honoring the life and legacy of Lieutenant Steven Floyd.

Floyd was killed during an inmate uprising at the James T Vaughn Correctional Facility one year ago.

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16 charged with murder in Delaware prison riot. Walter Perez reports during Action News at 5pm on October 17, 2017.

"It wasn't until Lt. Floyd's death that the rest of us truly understood what it meant to be a correctional officer, to really understand that you face danger every day all day long," Governor John Carney said.

A memorial plaque for Sgt. Floyd was unveiled during the ceremony. Floyd was posthumously promoted to lieutenant.

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Report: Del. prison security concerns unheeded before riot. Jeannette Reyes reports during Action News at Noon on September 1, 2017.

Carney also took time to thank all corrections officers for the dangerous work they do each and every day.

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