Across Michigan, men and women from all walks of life have proudly worn the black and grey and have done so with distinction and integrity. It’s a proud legacy that many families share and a proud tradition that is passed from one generation to the next.
In this video, Kyle Henderson, now an officer at Central Michigan Correctional Facility, discusses his motivation for entering into the corrections field and reflects on the trail set before him by his father, Bill Henderson, MCO Executive Treasurer and corrections officers at Saginaw Correctional Facility for 27 years.
“It’s a tough job,” Bill Henderson said. “It’s a lot harder than people realize. You’re wearing so many hats. You’re a counselor, you’re a minister, you’re a dad, you’re a little bit of everything in this job…
“I know that (Kyle) will do whatever it takes. If somebody is in danger, he’ll be there to help.”
Kyle was a member of the David Bergh class at the corrections academy and graduated in December of 2016. Understanding the work and demands of a corrections officer better than most, Kyle said he wants to be “that role model that people need.”
This video release is part of Move Forward, a campaign to elevate corrections and forensic officers in the criminal justice system and celebrate MCO’s 50 years of advocacy.
If you have a son, daughter, or grandchild who is starting a corrections career or come from a multi-generational corrections family, let us know. Email Communications Director Anita Lloyd at firstname.lastname@example.org.