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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
November 10, 2003

CONTACT: Steve Tompkins
(617) 989-6650


SHERIFF CABRAL NAMES NEW SUPERINTENDENTS FOR HOUSE OF CORRECTION, NASHUA STREET JAIL


Suffolk County Sheriff Andrea J. Cabral has named Gerard Horgan Superintendent of the Suffolk County House of Correction and Eugene Sumpter Superintendent of the Nashua Street Jail.

Supt. Horgan, who held a similar post at the Nashua Street Jail, succeeds Patrick Bradley who was named Undersecretary for Criminal Justice in the Executive Office of Public Safety. Supt. Sumpter succeeds Horgan at the Nashua Street Jail.

“Gerard and Eugene bring energy and commitment to the Department every day. Their work is exemplary and I know their leadership will keep the Department headed towards excellence,” Sheriff Cabral said.

Supt. Horgan will oversee the custody staff at the House of Correction while Supt. Sumpter will maintain a similar role at the Nashua Street Jail.

Supt. Horgan returns to the House of Correction after managing the Nashua Street Jail for the past eight months. He began his career at the Charles Street Jail in the Personnel Office. While working for the Department, he earned his law degree from Suffolk Law School in 1993, and the following year was promoted to Director of Personnel.

In 1997, Supt. Horgan was promoted to Deputy Superintendent of Support Services at the Jail where he supervised transportation, booking, medical, property, maintenance, laundry, canteen, building and grounds, and mechanical divisions. Two years later, he was promoted to Deputy Superintendent of Program and Support Services and oversaw Social Services, Education, Vocational Services, Classification, Records, Inmate Grievances and Disciplinary Boards.

Supt. Horgan has also managed the medical contract for the private vendor at the House of Correction and served as a member of the Policy Review Committee.

Supt. Sumter will assume command of the Nashua Street Jail where he has worked since 1989. He began his career as a jail officer and was subsequently promoted to corporal in 1992 and then lieutenant in 1994.

As lieutenant, Supt. Sumpter served as a member of the Department’s training division, instructing officers in defensive tactics, self-defense, firearms and use of force.

In 1999, he was promoted to Assistant Deputy Superintendent of Operations, a position where he directly supervised all shift commanders and more than 300 jail officers. Last year, he was promoted to Deputy Superintendent.

The promotions take effect immediately.


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