A hero police officer who was injured during a deadly shootout that killed another officer last year was found dead in his Salt Lake home Saturday, making him the third Unified police officer to die in less than a month.
He responded to the Xytex Corporation and died after he inhaled chemical believed to be Nitrogen.
Sgt. Steven Floyd, the corrections officer held hostage by a mob of Delaware prison inmates, put his life on the line to save his fellow officers, shouting at them not to rescue him because his captors had set a trap, the head of the state corrections officers' union said Thursday.
Commissioner of Safety and Homeland Security Robert Coupe said there are "120 suspects" in Floyd's murder.
The officer has been identified as 44-year-old Eric Mumaw, who is an 18-year veteran of the police department, according to the Metro police department.
At least 82 inmates remained in the building early Thursday. The standoff forced Delaware to lock down all of its state prisons.
Chief Robert White says investigators aren't sure what motivated the shooting but because the officer was wearing a dark blue uniform similar to those worn by police, he warns officers to be careful.