Funeral held for Bertie corrections officer killed in line of duty

Posted at 11:20 AM, May 04, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-04 18:54:13-04

EDENTON, N.C. - Family and friends gathered to remember Bertie Corrections Officer Meggan Callahan on Thursday.

An inmate is suspected of killing Callahan last week inside the Bertie Correctional Institution, according to investigators.

Meggan Callahan

Authorities believe she was killed with a fire extinguisher when responding to a fire.

"I'm just heartbroken over the whole situation," said Carole Bass, an Edenton resident who wanted to show her support.

Thursday's funeral was held at Edenton United Methodist Church and featured large presence from the law enforcement community.

"I think she deserves it," said Amanda Goodwin, who knew Callahan when they were younger. "She sacrificed a lot for our community, the state. The small part that I can do is be here to support the law enforcement and her."

Callahan, of Edenton, had been with the department since January 2012. She was promoted to sergeant in February 2016. She was 29 years old