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Recognizing our detention deputies

April 30, 2022
There are 10 detention deputies serving Boundary County, (l-r) Rob Pew, James Ranlett, Tyler Brown, James Chase and Detention Sergeant Bryant Brown. Not pictured are John McClelland, Mike Gorg, Karl Green, Jonathan Hardman and Ryan Hoskins.

"We give thanks this week to those who serve in detention facilities around the Country," said Boundary County Sheriff Dave Kramer, "and especially to the detention deputies who serve with the Boundary County Sheriff’s Office." Sunday, May 1, through Saturday, May 7, is National Correctional Officers and Employees Week, a recognition for the hard work and contributions of law enforcement professionals who are largely under-appreciated and unsung

“Historically, correctional officers have been viewed as 'guards,' occupying isolated and misunderstood positions in prisons and jails," President Ronald Reagan said May 5, 1984, when he established the first full week in May as National Correctional Officers Week. "In recent years, the duties of these officers have become increasingly complex and demanding. They are called upon to fill, simultaneously, custodial, supervisory and counseling roles. The professionalism, demanding and often conflicting roles deserve our utmost respect. The important work of correctional officers often does not receive the recognition from the public it deserves. It is appropriate that we honor the many contributions and accomplishments of these men and women who are a vital component of the field of corrections.”

“Those statements made by President Reagan back in 1984 are even more true in today’s world," said Sheriff Kramer. "The job and responsibilities of the detention deputies are even more demanding than ever before. I am extremely proud of the deputies working in detention at the Boundary County Sheriff’s Office. We see their professionalism and compassion every day. We are thankful for each and every one of our detention staff.

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