Monday, May 4, 2020

National Correctional Officers' Week is May 3-9, 2020


Mesa County Sheriff Matt Lewis (left) and Detentions Captain Art Smith (right) accept the National Correctional Officers' Week Proclamation presented by the Board of Mesa County Commissioners on Monday, May 4. 

The Board of Mesa County Commissioners proclaimed May 3-9, 2020, as Correctional Officers' Week in Mesa County, and publicly salutes the service of detention deputies in our community and in communities across the nation.

Correctional officers are trained law enforcement professionals dedicated to maintaining secure correctional facilities and ensuring the public's safety.

May 3-9, 2020, is Correctional Officers' Week in Mesa County.

Correctional officers in local jails across the country admit and process more than 10 million people a year, with nearly 700,000 offenders in jail at any given time nationwide.

Correctional officers are some of the most resourceful, capable, committed, patient, and persistent professionals in criminal justice and in our nation.

Mesa County Sheriff Matt Lewis (left) and Detentions Captain Art Smith (right) accept the National Correctional Officers' Week Proclamation presented by the Board of Mesa County Commissioners on Monday, May 4. 

To date, there have been more than 700 correctional officers killed in the line of duty.

Mesa County Sheriff's Office Deputy Edward Innes was killed on September 27, 1906, during an inmate jail escape, and Sergeant Joshua Eli Voth of the Colorado Department of Corrections was killed December 4, 2019, when a boiler exploded at the Fremont Correctional Facility in Ca├▒on City. Sergeant Voth's name will be added to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial located in Washington, D.C., later this year.

The first full week of May every year is designated Correctional Officers' Week after President Ronald Reagan designated such on May 4, 1987.

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