INDIANAPOLIS (WTHR) — IMPD Ofc. Breann Leath will be forever remembered at the nursery in an Indiana prison.
Gov. Eric Holcomb talked about Leath at the start of his daily coronavirus press conference Thursday as the fallen officer's funeral was taking place in Indianapolis. The governor mentioned Leath's service with the Indiana Department of Correction.
He shared video from the reality series "Born Behind Bars," featuring Leath's work with the Wee Ones Nursery at the Indiana Women's Prison. According to the DOC website, the nursery is a voluntary program for pregnant offenders who meet certain criteria for participation.
Those interviewed in the video say Leath truly cared about the babies and their mothers in the nursery.
"Officer Leath was a true example of an officer dedicated not only to safety and security of the prison infant unit, but also exemplified the goal to help incarcerated women become good mothers before leaving prison by making the IDOC mission her mission." Indiana Women's Prison Public Information Officer Maggie Bryant said. "All of us who knew Breann were heartbroken over her senseless death and want her family and IMPD coworkers to know Breann will not be forgotten."
Holcomb and the Indiana Department of Correction then announced the nursery would now be renamed in Leath's honor as the "Officer Breann Leath Memorial Maternal & Child Health Unit."