Wabash Valley Correctional Facility
LINTON – Recently, Wabash Valley Correctional Facility’s Fire Department and K-9 Squad attended the Greene County National Night Out. It is an annual event designed to develop a positive rapport between members of the community and corrections personnel.
WVCF’s emergency teams are comprised of staff members who share a common desire to serve and protect.
In the midst of a disturbance, they are called upon to help de-escalate the situation using the skills they have received in training. In addition to the support they provide the facility, the emergency squads also provide mutual aid to the surrounding communities. Members voluntarily risk their own personal safety to serve on the teams, which speaks volumes about their dedication to not only the Department, but also the Community.
Deputy Warden F. Littlejohn stated the following when asked about the teams:
“They are always willing and ready to help. I appreciate the sacrifice they make of their own personal time to ensure our staff have adequate back-up in the event of an emergency. WVCF is fortunate to have loyal staff willing to commit to such a task. It is always encouraging to see our staff get to partner with the community and showcase their hard work, talents and training.”
*Pictured Left to Right:
Sergeant C. Willard, Sergeant M. Shroyer, Officer A. Barker, Officer R. Malott, Sgt. D. Pirtle, Officer W. Cameron-Stewart, Officer K. Norton, Officer K. Yarber, Training Officer C. Kinnaman, Fire Chief Gordon Becher, Officer T. Spark, Sergeant K. Tuell, & Sergeant B. Barlow
*Pictured: Fire Chief Gordon Becher & a Child from the Community
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