Tuesday, 02 May 2017 07:45

Meggan Lee Callahan

Meggan Lee Callahan, 29, a Sergeant with the NC Department of Public Safety, Division of Prisons, was killed in the line of duty, on Wednesday, April 26, 2017, at the Bertie Correctional Institution in Windsor, NC. 

Sgt. Callahan was born on May 23, 1987, in South County, Rhode Island, had worked with the Department of Corrections since 2012, and was promoted to Sergeant in February, 2016. She was a member of St. Anne Catholic Church.

Preceded in death by her grandfathers, Thomas Gilbert and Francis Callahan, and an aunt, Elizabeth Hall, she is survived by her parents, John Joseph and Wendy Lynn Gilbert Callahan; two sisters, Carissa Elizabeth Marie Callahan and Amanda Elizabeth Callahan, and her nephew, Zacary Orion Cochran, all of Edenton. Also surviving are her fiancé, Kristin Vogel of Wilmington, NC; her maternal grandmother, Nancy J. Hanrahan of Worcester, MA; paternal grandparents, Elizabeth J. Callahan and Thomas Jakobsen of Cape May Courthouse, NJ; and many aunts, uncles, and extended family who loved her dearly.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated Thursday, May 4th, at noon in the Family Life Center of the Edenton United Methodist Church, and will be officiated by Father Mike Kerin, Father Carlos Arce, and Monsignor Douglas Reed. Full Law Enforcement Honors will be accorded at the service.

Friends may join the family Wednesday from 5 to 8 p.m. at Miller Funeral Home & Crematory, 735 Virginia Road, Edenton, and other times at the home of her parents, 122 Chickasaw Trail, Arrowhead Beach, Edenton.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Bertie Correctional Institution Plane Pull for Special Olympics, P.O. Box 129, Windsor, NC 27983; or to NAMI Albemarle, (National Alliance on Mental Illness), P.O. Box 93, Edenton, NC 27932.

As the family and friends of Sgt. Meggan Callahan mourn her tragic death, a special State Employees’ Credit Union (SECU) account has been set up to help support her family as they honor her memory.

Donations may be made to the special account at any SECU location. The account is in the names of Sgt. Callahan’s parents as shown below.

Sgt. Meggan Callahan Memorial Account

John Joe and Wendy Lynn Callahan

Any State Employee’ Credit Union branch

Note: If an SECU representative is unable to locate the special account, it originated at the SECU branch in Edenton.


Miller Funeral Home & Crematory, 735 Virginia Road, Edenton, is assisting the family with arrangements.

Online condolences may be made by visiting www.millerfhc.com.

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