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CO Week Spotlight: Ketchikan Correctional Officers

As we continue to celebrate Correctional Officers Week and our outstanding Correctional Officers across the state, today we highlight all of the Correctional Officers from Ketchikan Correctional Center.

KCC has so many people that wear so many other hats and they quietly go above and beyond the call of duty on a daily basis.

Each officer at KCC has multiple duties as a Correctional Officer. Then add to that all the other duties as assigned that entail medical, maintenance, probation, education, food service and administration tasks. This is not an option here when the standard is that you do more with less every day.

Living on an island creates a get the job done mentality as there is no one coming along to fix things. As a small facility that is what is required. KCC could probably place all of it’s officers into different levels of performance and even levels of motivation day to day and include different styles and personalities. But KCC does not work as well if does without each of us doing the things that we do. Each day, day in and day out.

KCC been awarded the Director’s Audit award three years in a row and this is a testament to the collective effort of all, not one Correctional Officer or one staff member. No one individual makes this all happen, they do it as a team.

We appreciate you KCC Correctional Officers!

Pictured from left to right Mike Edenshaw, ret. Sgt. Anthony Hahn, Edwin Irizarry, John Greenfield, and Superintendent Jessica Mathews and in rear Josh Szurleys and Walter Headley