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Vail Daily letter: Thanks to correctional officers

In 1984, President Ronald Reagan proclaimed the first full week of May as National Correctional Officers Week, and called upon officials of state and local governments and the people of the United States to observe this week with appropriate ceremonies and activities. The president noted in his proclamation that “the important work of correctional officers often does not receive the recognition from the public it deserves. It is appropriate that we honor the many contributions and accomplishments of these men and women who are a vital component of the field of corrections.”

I would like to take this opportunity to extend my appreciation to the men and women that work at the Eagle County Detention Facility for their tireless efforts in keeping our communities safe, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a years.

They work with their clients in a different manner than any other aspect of law enforcement. They provide humane care while all the while ensuring constitutional rights are not violated, providing medical care, nutritional meals, ensuring access to the courts, contact with family and friends while never judging their clients, only trying to obtain a respectful relationship and knowledge of their individual situation.

Bill Kaufman