Funeral Set for Corrections Officer Who Died of Medical Emergency after Responding to Assault

September 28, 2018 04:58 PM

Funeral plans are set for the corrections officer from the Minnesota Correctional Facility-Oak Park Heights who died earlier this week after a medical emergency.

Officer Joseph Parise, 37, had responded around noon Monday to an assault on another officer by an inmate. He returned to his post following the assault and suffered the medical emergency. He was taken to Regions Hospital, where he later died.


RELATED: Oak Park Heights Prison Still on 'Modified Lockdown' Following Assault, Officer's Death

Parise's funeral will take place Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Fort Snelling Memorial Chapel. A procession and interment at Fairview Cemetery in Stillwater will follow the funeral.

Parise's cause of death has not yet been determined.

RELATED: Oak Park Heights Officer Dies after Medical Emergency; Responded Earlier to Officer Assault

The Oak Park Heights prison was placed on lockdown following the assault. Wednesday, the facility remained on "modified lockdown," meaning some programming had resumed and inmates had access to showers and phones, according to the Department of Corrections.

Gov. Mark Dayton has ordered flags to be flown at half-staff Tuesday in honor of Parise.


Anthony Brousseau

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