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For Release: Contact: Public Affairs
Date: July 15, 2008 Phone: 919-716-3700


Emmett Stroud selected as Probation/Parole Officer of Year

 Emmett StroudAPEX – Emmett Stroud, a surveillance officer working in Duplin County, was recognized today by Director Robert Lee Guy and the Division of Community Corrections as one of eight probation/parole officers of the year.

 He joined the department in 1989 as a correctional sergeant for the Division of Prisons.

His nominating supervisor praised Stroud for his work in rescuing a missing elderly woman from a ditch near Beulaville earlier this year and for ensuring that medical assistance was provided to an ailing offender's mother, all while battling his own personal health issues.

Gov. Michael F. Easley has declared July 13-19, 2008, as Probation, Parole and Community Supervision Officer’s Week in North Carolina in observance of the important public safety work done by more than 2,000 probation/parole officers working across North Carolina.


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