Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction

                                               NEWS RELEASE                       

Immediate Release                                                                                  May 10, 2005


 Prison System Names Correction Officer of the Year


(Columbus)—Today Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction (DRC) Director Reginald A. Wilkinson announced that Gilbert Scroggy of the Dayton Correctional Institution (DCI) is the 2005 DRC Correction Officer of the Year and recipient of the Ronald C. Marshall Award.  The award was presented today at a ceremony at the Corrections Training Academy in Orient, Ohio.  Officer Scroggy was selected from among 30 correction officers from across the state.


Officer Scroggy has worked at DCI for fifteen years.  His commitment to maintaining a safe and secure environment for staff and inmates is illustrated by his work to substantially improve the security in the institution’s vehicle entrance area.  Officer Scroggy has also served on the institution’s Special Response Team for 10 years.  He is currently enrolled at Belleville College in the Corrections Management program.  Officer Scroggy served in the United States Marine Corps.  He is currently serving with the Ohio National Guard and has been an instructor at the Ohio National Guard Officer Candidate School for 10 years.


“Corrections Officers are on the front line in each of our prisons.  Their diligence, professionalism and commitment to a job well done does not go unrecognized,” stated Director Wilkinson.  “The department owes them a great deal of gratitude for all that they do.”

 For more information, please contact the DRC Public Information Officer at (614) 752-1150.