CORRECTIONAL OFFICER OF THE YEAR–Kyle Donjon, of Red Bud and an employee of Menard Correctional Center, has been named the Illinois Correctional Officer of the Year. He was recognized for this honor by Governor Bruce Rauner at a ceremony held on May 10. Pictured at the award presentation are: Governor Bruce Rauner, IDOC Assistant Director Gladyse C. Taylor, Correctional Officer Kyle Donjon and Deputy Chief of Operations Sandy Funk.
Governor Bruce Rauner on May 10 joined Illinois Department of Corrections (IDOC) and the Illinois Department of Juvenile Justice (IDJJ) for a combined ceremony with the Illinois Correctional Employees’ Memorial Association (ICEMA) to recognize the departments’ past and present heroes.
“Correctional and law enforcement officers face tremendous challenges and risk every day. I am honored to recognize the brave men and women who paid the ultimate sacrifice,” said Governor Rauner. “This Memorial Wall serves as a physical reminder of their sacrifice. It’s a place of reverence and deep gratitude for the entire state to recognize their bravery and courage.”
Menard Correctional Center Correctional Officer Kyle Donjon was named the Correctional Officer of the Year.
It was noted, “Correctional Officer Kyle Donjon has been selected as the 2017 Correctional Officer of the Year for his excellent leadership and initiative. Donjon joined IDOC in 2001 at Southwestern Illinois Correctional Center and transferred to Menard Correctional Center in 2010, where he was named Employee of the Month in June 2013.
For more on Donjon, please see this week’s print edition.