Michigan Corrections Organization, along with the State of Michigan, is proud to recognize May 7-13, 2017 as Correctional Officers Week. This week honors those who manage dangerous inmates every day and keep Michigan’s communities safe.
Corrections Officers are underappreciated, although their work requires professionalism, strength, loyalty, and tireless dedication. They do a job few want. They walk into Michigan’s prisons everyday and put themselves in harm’s way – risking assault, serious bodily injury, or worse – to protect the public. They are a vital part of law enforcement and the criminal justice system.
This week is our opportunity to thank all of the men and women of MCO and acknowledge the dangerous and difficult job they do every day. If you know a corrections officer, take a minute to thank them for their service. Find a quiet minute to reflect on the corrections officers working at this very moment, putting their safety on the line in service to our communities and the state of Michigan.
We’d also like to recognize five exemplary Corrections Officers who will be honored at the Michigan Department of Corrections Employee Appreciation Banquet May 9. Congratulations to Officer of the Year Cary Johnson of the Cotton Correctional Facility and Officer of the Year
Finalists John Klapish, Saginaw Correctional Facility; Karolyn Holden, Oaks Correctional Facility; Sherlyn Wilson, Thumb Correctional Facility; and Phil Allen, Woodland Center Correctional Facility. You are the best of MCO and the MDOC!