FARMINGTON — A Franklin County sheriff’s deputy and corrections officer were recognized Tuesday at the Franklin County Commission meeting.
Corrections officer Sean Moore was named Officer of the Quarter and Deputy Matt Brann was named Deputy of the Quarter.
Jail manager Maj. Doug Blauvelt said Moore has been with Franklin County for just under six months, having started as a full-time corrections officer on May 5.
He started his career in corrections in 2012. He became a certified corrections officer through the Maine Criminal Justice Academy in January.
“Through his short time here, officer Moore has shown a great desire to be the best he could be by demonstrating self-discipline and professionalism to the highest degree,” Blauvelt said.
He has “earned the respect of his fellow officers through his communications skills, work ethics and showing (utmost) respect for others,” he said.
You can see his pride shine through as he works through his daily tasks as a corrections officer, Blauvelt said.
Sheriff’s Lt. David Rackliffe said Brann was chosen as the Deputy of the Quarter because he “consistently strives to provide quality service to the citizens of Franklin County.”
In determining who should be chosen for the recognition, there are several factors that are considered. Among them are a positive attitude, productivity, encouraging cooperation, teamwork, leadership and consistency.
Brann “is one of the most organized and detailed deputies at our office,” Rackliffe said. “Matt has taken on the additional responsibilities of being one of our field training officers and has been very busy this past year with molding the newest officers in our department.”
He has also taken on the responsibility of maintaining the department’s Intoxilyzer, a device for estimating blood alcohol content from a breath sample. He is the training officer for the Intoxilyzer and has been providing training for all the departments in Franklin County on the equipment.
“In addition to excellent customer service and training, Matt maintains a high level of community contacts,” Rackliffe said.