City of Atlanta Department of Corrections Commemorates National Correctional Officers, Nurses and Employees Week
Mayor’s Office of Communications
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Christina Cruz-Benton, Press Information Officer
Thế giới cáFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 28, 2016
Thế giới cáCity of Atlanta Department of Corrections Commemorates National Correctional Officers, Nurses and Employees Week
Fallen officers, retirees and top employees honored during week-long observance
ATLANTA – The City of Atlanta Department of Corrections (DOC) will celebrate National Correctional Officers, Nurses and Employees Week, Monday, May 2 through Friday, May 6, 2016, with a series of events and activities. National Correctional Officers, Nurses and Employees Week pays tribute to the contributions of correctional officers, nurses and other personnel who work in jails, prisons and community corrections facilities across the country.
“Correctional officers are vital members of the esteemed sisterhood and brotherhood of law enforcement professionals who put their lives at risk every day to protect our safety,” said DOC Chief Patrick Labat. “National Correctional Officers, Nurses and Employees Week provides an opportunity for us to remember fallen officers, reunite with retired personnel and recognize exemplary staff for their service to the residents of Atlanta and to the corrections profession.”
Thế giới cáThe Department of Corrections’ weeklong observance features two four-mile run/walks on Tuesday, May 3 and Thursday, May 5 at 6:00 a.m., starting at the Atlanta BeltLine entrance located at 10th Street and Monroe Drive. Other activities include a memorial service in honor of fallen officers, retirees’ luncheon, health fair, softball tournament and cookout. The week culminates with the presentation of the 2016 Correctional Officer of the Year and other employee awards.
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