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Services are set for slain officer

January 30, 2006

Services have been set for a Roxbury Correctional Institution officer who was shot and killed last week while guarding an inmate at Washington County Hospital.

Funeral services for Jeffery A. Wroten, 44, of Martinsburg, W.Va., will be Wednesday at 10 a.m. at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Martinsburg.

The family will receive friends Tuesday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. at South Berkeley Chapel in Inwood, W.Va.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to a scholarship fund for Wroten's children c/o The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1050 Lovelace Way, Martinsburg, WV 25401.

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He is survived by one son and four daughters.

Wroten was shot in the face Thursday morning on the fifth floor of the hospital. Brandon Morris, 20, an inmate who was being treated there, allegedly shot Wroten, then carjacked a taxi outside the hospital. Morris was caught by police later that morning, authorities said.

Maryland Division of Correction Spokeswoman Maj. Priscilla Doggett said Sunday that no charges have been filed against Morris, who was being held at the Maryland Correctional Adjustment Center, commonly known as Supermax, in Baltimore.

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