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Services Scheduled for Stabbed Correctional Officer

(Michigan City, IN) - Authorities are still investigating the weekend stabbing death of a prison guard from La Porte and the stabbing of another correctional officer who survived.


Visitation for 57 year old Gene Lasco is scheduled tomorrow with services on Sunday at the Orak Shrine in Michigan City.  Root Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.


According to authorities, 22 year old Padrick Schmidt was being attacked by an inmate at Indiana State Prison when Lasco ran over to help.  Schmidt, from Lake Station, was last reported in serious condition.


The suspect was identified as 38 year old Tymetri Campbell, a convicted triple murderer from Indianapolis.   Authorities say the case has been turned to the La Porte County Prosecutor’s Office for possible filing of charges.

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