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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
January 26, 2007

CONTACT: Steve Tompkins
Emily Shortt
(617) 961-6682


TWENTY–ONE OFFICERS JOIN SUFFOLK COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT


In a ceremony held at the Back Bay Hilton on Friday, January 19, Suffolk County Sheriff Andrea J. Cabral administered the Correction Officers Oath to twenty–one new officers. As graduates of the Suffolk County Sheriff’s Department Correction Officer Training Academy Class 06–02, the officers have received some of the best training in the Commonwealth over the course of twelve weeks. The graduation ceremony brought the number of academy classes completed under Sheriff Cabral to eleven.

Four of the officers joined the ranks of the officers at the South Bay House of Correction and the remainder of the class has been assigned to the Nashua Street Jail.

Sheriff Cabral commended the graduates for their perseverance and dedication as well as thanked family and friends attending the ceremony for their continuing support. She also described the complex role correction officers play on a daily basis.

“Correction officers are responsible for not only providing safe and secure custody of inmates and detainees, they also act as counselors, teachers, and mentors, making a remarkable impact on many lives,” said Sheriff Cabral.

Before receiving their badges and diplomas, Class President Gregory Christian also addressed the class, describing their qualities as a group.

“We come from different backgrounds, we are tall and short, black and white, male and female. These are the obvious differences, the things that are easy to focus on. This diversity is good, but it is not what is most important,” Officer Christian said. “Most important is our commonality; our individual commitment to doing what is right, acting with integrity, and holding ourselves to a higher standard, all of which we believe are the cornerstones of the Suffolk County Sheriff’s Department.”

Correction Officer Training Academy Class 06–02:

James Antonetti, Adam Baiardi, Nneka Cardoza, Paul Cavolowsky, Gregory Christian, Paul Cole, Daryl Dean, Stephen Golden, Heath Gordon, Timothy Hart, Lenox Janga, Christine Leone, Stanley Martin, Michael Gallagher, Holly Nelson, Alvito Petriello, Matthew Riley, Matthew Robidoux, Matthew Scott, Michael Tausek, Jarrod Trovato.


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