As we approach National Correctional Officers and Employees Week, May 7th through the 13th, I would like to express my gratitude and appreciation to this special group of officers and employees.
Corrections officers receive little or no recognition for the job they perform. The average citizen may never think about the services corrections officers provide to the community. In addition to guarding and protecting the public from convicted criminals, corrections officers also act as protectors, chaplains, and counselors to the inmates. They work inside the walls and interact with some of the most dangerous, unstable, or deviant persons in society.
The corrections officers of the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office are some of the most capable, committed, and compassionate anywhere and consistently excel and perform at the top. They work diligently to encourage detainees to make better choices to hopefully avoid future incarceration.
When you have the opportunity to meet our local corrections officers, please take a moment to thank them for the dangerous and important job they perform 24 hours a day, 365 day a year. I am personally thankful to this committed group of officers.