Casey Wiley Named NC Detention Officer of the Year

Sampson County Detention Officer Casey Wiley was presented Sept. 25th with the North Carolina Detention Officer of the Year Award at the North Carolina Jail Administrators Association Conference in Greensboro.

Casey has been employed as a Sampson County Detention Officer since May 2007.  According to his peers, Casey possesses a good work ethic, positive attitude and is dedicated to serving others.

“In the twelve years I have known Casey, not once have I ever heard him complain. He always comes to work, earlier than required and with a smile on his face,” said Sampson County Sheriff’s Lt. Marcus Smith.

“Like all other agencies, who are forced to do more with less, we utilize inmate work crews to address maintenance and cleaning operations which reduces operational cost. Some of these task include; mowing grass, trimming hedges, minor plumbing repairs, HVAC maintenance, cleaning offices, and many other facility projects. Casey, gladly fills this role of facility maintenance and supervises all inmate work crews,” Lt. Smith said.

“The clean grounds, clean facility and taxpayer monies saved can all be attributed to Casey’s commitment and service to the Sheriff’s Office and citizens of this county,” said Sheriff Jimmy Thornton. “I am very pleased Casey was chosen for this prestigious award and honored to have someone of his character employed with my agency.”