- By Ashleigh Sloop
- Posted Thursday, March 3, 2016
Detention Officer of the Year
Corporal Lewthwaite has been named Detention Staff Member of the Year for his actions during an incident that occurred in September 2015. Since his Staff member of the Month nomination, Detention Officer Lewthwaite has been promoted to the rank of Corporal.
On April 15, 2015, while assigned as the housing officer for 6A, Officer Michael Lewthwaite conducted a routine cell search in cell 6A-21. Detention Officer Lewthwaite discovered two hidden shanks taped to the underside of a desk. The shanks were made from tiles pried off the wall of the inmate shower area and approximately five inches long. Due to Detention Officer Lewthwaite's thorough search techniques, he prevented staff and inmates from potential injury.