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Date: May 4, 2005 Phone: (919) 716-3700

Larry Callicutt named Correctional Officer of the Year

Larry CallicutAPEX- Larry Callicutt, a correctional captain at Southern Correctional Institution in Troy, today received recognition as one of 11 Correctional Officers of the Year. Correction Secretary Theodis Beck, Prisons Director Boyd Bennett, colleagues, friends and family honored the officers at a ceremony where the officers received a framed certificate.

Capt. Callicutt was nominated for the honor for high productivity and exceptional work. Not only do his supervisors praise him for handling his normal duties proficiently, but he also is commended for taking on additional duties when needed. For example, he has stepped in to act as officer in charge; rewritten or updated policies; conducted internal investigations; and coordinated drug testing at the facility. He also has created PowerPoint presentations for special events at the prison.

“His skill sets him apart in his unique ability to handle just about any task given to him,” said assistant superintendent Timothy Kimble. “He is a trusted individual who handles each task with tactfulness and diplomacy. He does these tasks in a humble and professional manner at all times maintaining the respect of his supervisors and peers.”

Callicutt started his career in corrections as a correctional officer in May 1989. He moved through the ranks holding such positions as sergeant, assistant unit manager and institution classification coordinator before being promoted to captain in April 2004.

Governor Michael F. Easley has declared May 2-6 as Correctional Officers Week in observance of the important public safety work done by more than 11,000 correctional officers in North Carolina’s 76 prisons.

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