Local Sheriff’s Recognize Their Correctional Officers

(Juneau) Those who make a living behind bars are being recognized as part of National Correctional Officer Week. Since 1985, the first full week of May has been dedicated to recognizing the contributions made by correctional workers.

Area sheriff offices are using the occasion to thank the hard work of their own correctional officers. Officials with the Dodge County agency say behind the secure perimeter of their detention facility, corrections officers work every day and night performing a wide variety of responsibilities. They say these sixty-seven professionals play a vital role in insuring the safety of the community.

The Columbia County Sheriff’s Office called correctional officers one of the most demanding and noble professions there is.

Fond du Lac County authorities say correctional officers are the unsung heroes having to deal with people who are at their worst moments in life.

Local sheriffs encourage people to thank a correctional officer if they know one or come in contact with them for their service to the community.