senate resolution no.47

Senators Shink, Cherry, Anthony, Santana, Klinefelt, Irwin, Chang, Hertel, McDonald Rivet, Outman and McBroom offered the following resolution:

A resolution to recognize May 1-7, 2023, as Correctional Officers Week.

Whereas, The safety and well-being of every Michigander is of the utmost importance, and the correctional officers who work in our correctional facilities dedicate themselves to this critical task each and every day; and

Whereas, In an environment that may become intimidating, aggressive, or even hostile, correctional officers are skilled professionals that are trained to maintain composure while preserving safety and property, and restraining persons that may be dangerous to themselves or others; and

Whereas, These honorable men and women are hard-working and committed public servants, and without their expertise and service, Michiganís correctional facilities would be unable to operate as successfully and efficiently as they do today; and

Whereas, During this week, we join with the Michigan Department of Corrections and the Michigan Corrections Organization to recognize every correctional officer that serves in Michigan. We thank them for the essential role they play in helping to protect the people of Michigan; now, therefore, be it

Resolved by the Senate, That the members of this legislative body recognize May 1-7, 2023, as Correctional Officers Week.