Correctional Staff Recognized for Taking on Additional Responsibilities

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Indiana Department of Correction

Wabash Valley Correctional Facility
6908 Old US Highway 41 South
Carlisle, IN 47838-0500

FOR RELEASE: Upon Receipt

Teresa Littlejohn
Public Information Officer
(812) 398-5050 ext. 4110

Date: September 30, 2020

Staff Recognized for Taking on Extra Duties

Carlisle, Ind. -  Recently staff were recognized for their dedication to the safety and security of the Wabash Valley Correctional Facility (WVCF) and the surrounding communities.  The Emergency Response Operations (ERO) teams within the Indiana Department of Correction (IDOC) are volunteer based.  Members sacrifice personal time outside their regular work hours to attend training that prepares them to step in when needed.  Their commitment to protecting others, even at the risk of their own safety, is something to be commended. 

Warden Vanihel said, "I am proud of our employees who are willing to dedicate their time and service to ensure the safety of not only their fellow staff members, but the community as well."

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Correctional Sergeant Cory Orndorff is a member of the facility's emergency squad (E-Squad). He attended the E-Squad Basic Academy, then worked his way from Team Leader to 1st Squad Leader.  Cory took on several additional tasks along the way making him a role-model for new members and instrumental in the success of the team.

Correctional Sergeant Brent Barlow is a member of the facility's K-9 unit.  He attended the K-9 Basic Academy, as well as the Leadership Academy.  Brent is an experienced handler who has worked his way to the position of Team Leader. He is enthusiastic, dedicated, loyal, and serves as a mentor to his fellow teammates.

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Correctional Officer William “Mike” Stuart is a member of the WVCF's Fire Department.  Mike is always ready to assist his fellow firefighters and follows all instructions with little or no supervision. When presented the opportunity to join the IDOC Technical Response Team, he signed up without hesitation. He is also State certified as an Emergency Medical Technician, and serves as a volunteer firefighter on the Thunderbird Fire Department in Sullivan County. 

Correctional Lieutenant Nancy Miller is a member of the Southern Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM) Team.  Nancy is always available to travel to other facilities as needed.  She is also well educated on how to provide support services to those affected by a critical incident.  Her empathy shows as she works to help staff understand their emotions.

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