A week in May is designated as National Corrections Officers Week, I would like to express my gratitude and appreciation to a special group of officers and employees. The corrections staff at the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office consistently exceeds and performs at the top. The month of May has historically been the time of year to recognize corrections employees nationwide.
The average citizen has little or no idea 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, deviant persons in society.
Unfortunately, corrections officers receive little or no recognition for the job they perform. The corrections officers of the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office are some of the most capable, committed, and compassionate anywhere. They work diligently to encourage detainees to make better choices and 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. I’d also like to express my appreciation to the Cherokee County Commission for their proclamation of National Corrections Officers Week.