Bunker Hill, IN (Sept. 11, 2014) – In June, four Miami Correctional Facility staff members, took action when so many others just drove by.
One staff member was heading to work to start a 12-hour shift and three were just completing their 12-hours of duty when they came upon a serious accident near the facility on U.S. 31 and County Road 850 South. For their willingness to come to another’s aid, the four were recognized recently by the Indiana Department of Correction Commissioner Bruce Lemmon. Lemmon visited the facility to hand each a Commissioner’s Coin.
The coins are given out as recognition of a job well-done. Lemmon said he doesn’t give the coins out very often, but in this situation he wanted to recognize the staff members for going above and beyond their duties as Correctional staff at Miami Correctional Facility. “It shows the quality of the staff that are employed with the state of Indiana and at this facility in particular.”
Recognized for their heroic efforts were Officer Zachary Armfield, Officer Joseph Schlosser, Officer Michael Arthur, and Sgt. Larry King. Each played a part in assisting law enforcement after two vehicles collided, killing one of the drivers.
“The MCF staff set an example of what a public servant is and represented MCF and the state of Indiana well,” according to Acting Superintendent Daryl Walls.
“What a tragic accident but what an amazing job by our staff,” Lemmon said. “A tragedy, but I am so proud of our staff for stepping up and assisting during this accident.”