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OK Senate honors Correctional Officers
By news-star.com
Published: 05/09/2011

SHAWNEE, Okla. — Senate honors distinguished Mabel Bassett correctional officers The Senate honored five of the state’s most outstanding and distinguished correctional officers last Wednesday during Correctional Officers Recognition Week, April 17-23. Sen. Charlie Laster was pleased to recognize two officers from Mabel Bassett – Sgt. Adina Waldrop and Cpt. Cory Ketch both of Shawnee. Waldrop was the 2010 Correctional Officer of the Year for Mabel Bassett Correctional Center and Field Operations Division. She has served the Department of Corrections (DOC) since 2003.

Ketch was the 2010 Correctional Officer Supervisor of the Year for Mabel Bassett Correctional Center, Field Operations Division and the Agency Correction Officer Supervisor of the Year. He has worked for DOC since 1998 having served in numerous capacities. He is the National Rifle Association certified Law Enforcement Firearms Instructor and Correctional Emergency Response Team (CERT) Commander for the facility. He has received facility meritorious service awards for his heroic and life-saving efforts to ensure inmates’ protection as well as other officers.

“My colleagues in the Senate and I were so privileged to be able to recognize the hard work and dedication of Sergeant Waldrop and Captain Ketch, as well as their colleagues, to protecting the citizens of Oklahoma,” said Laster, D-Shawnee. “These brave men and women go above and beyond the call of duty working overtime and continuously expanding their skills through leadership and staff development training in order to ensure the safety of their inmates as well as their colleagues.”

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