Friday, November 17, 2006

Happy Retirement

Today we had a Retirement Luncheon for Lt. Whittington.  He's been with the department many, many years and though he will be missed, I'm sure this is a day he's been waiting on for sometime.

It's always sad to see long term employees leave.  It's getting very hard to find correctional officers that can pass the background investigation and soon, I'm afraid, we'll be lowering the standards in order to get qualified applicants.  The biggest drawback is that everyone seems to have a drug history.  Now you don't have to have a perfectly clean drug history, but you do have to have one for the past 5 years.  That's unfortunately is becoming a very tough call!!

I have to wonder as the years go by, what kind of officer is going to be there protecting my back......

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