Darrel Kasson, Officer, EOW: 3/4/2007
Correctional Officer David Kasson was a 43 year old employee of the Arizona Department of Corrections with 18 years of Correctional experience assigned to the maximum security Cell Block 6 at the Arizona State Prison Complex at Florence. He was on extended long term leave from his Correctional duties while he was assigned to active duty as a Staff Sergeant in the Arizona National Guard. On March 4, 2007 the Officer was in Iraq serving his country when an improvised explosive device exploded and struck his vehicle which resulted in his death.
Verified via the ADC Officer Memorial webpage and is also honored on Ft. Papago in Phoenix by the Arizona Army National Guard. The unit he worked at Florence has subsequently been renamed in his honor.