TEAMSTERS LOCAL 633 DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS MEMBER LINE OF DUTY DEATH
We regret to announce the line of duty death of Brother Lawrence Prather, a Teamsters Local 633 member and Corrections Officer at the New Hampshire Department of Corrections.
Brother Lawrence Prather, while on duty and performing his security checks, suffered a medical emergency January 25.
Fellow officers and nursing staff immediately started life-saving efforts including providing CPR, getting an AED, and calling for an ambulance. Brother Prather was transported to Concord Hospital where he died.
Brother Prather began his career with the NH Department of Corrections in 2017 and graduated with the 104th class of the New Hampshire Corrections Academy. In April 2018, Officer Prather received a Team Commendation Award for his actions as part of the team’s response to a disturbance at the NH State Prison for Men. In December 2019, Brother Prather transferred from the NH State Prison for Men to the Division of Rehabilitative Services where he closely worked with residents as they re-entered community life.
Please keep our brothers and sisters in Local 633 – especially those that worked with Brother Prather, his family and friends – in your thoughts during this very difficult time.