It’s not every day that the Officers of Lake County Corrections are required to use their extensive training, but when the occasion arises, it all kicks in and they’re prepared to do whatever is required.
Extensive training and preparation are key factors in Officer Jennifer Jordan’s ability to handle a variety of difficult situations. But when she was faced with something that most of us will never witness: a detainee on the verge of fatally harming himself and possibly others, Officer Jordan acted quickly to diffuse the situation and eliminate the danger. No one, including the detainee, was injured.
Officer Jordan has been with Lake County Corrections and a Teamsters member for almost ten years. When she saw this detainee prepare to injure himself, she didn’t hesitate: “I just did what I had to do and didn’t think twice.”
Her colleagues were very supportive. “They all said that I did a really good job. They were so helpful after.” Then she laughed, “they said my ‘mom voice’ came out.”
We greatly appreciate the skills and discipline of the Lake County Corrections Officers. It’s not an easy job, and we are thankful to have these essential workers within our ranks. All too often, their sacrifices and selfless acts go unnoticed in this line of duty.
Local 700 Business Agent Mike Tellez acknowledges this. “Being a Law Enforcement Officer is, more often than not, a thankless job. We want you to know that we see you. We thank you. And we are grateful for your hard work and endless efforts to keep everyone safe.”
Stay Strong. Stay Safe. Stay United.