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Date: May 14, 2002 Phone: (919) 716-3727

David Cassady named Officer of the Year

David CassadyAPEX Ė Officer David Cassady from Caswell Correctional Center in Yanceyville was recognized today by Secretary Theodis Beck and the North Carolina Department of Correction as one of 12 Correctional Officers of the Year.

Cassady is a lead correctional officer at Caswell Correctional Center, supervising eight inmates and one correctional officer on a medium-custody road squad that clears trash along highways in the Caswell County area.

In his community, Cassady serves as a lieutenant and first responder for the Pelham Volunteer Fire Department, where he helps provide fire protection and emergency medical services. He is responsible for the fire departmentís pension fund and firemanís relief fund and maintenance of the departmentís vehicles and buildings.

He also volunteers with the Pelham Community Center and the Pelham Summerfest Committee.

Cassady is a graduate of Bartlett Yancey Senior High School and an eight-year veteran of the Department of Correction.

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