New Deputy Chief Of Corrections On Board At The County Jail

Friday, November 8, 2013
Sheriff Jim Hammond and new jail supervisor Joseph Fowler
Sheriff Jim Hammond and new jail supervisor Joseph Fowler

Sheriff Jim Hammond on Friday introduced his new deputy chief of corrections - Joseph Fowler, who was formerly deputy warden at Ellsworth Correctional Facility in Ellsworth, Kan.

Mr. Fowler, a graduate of Polk County High School, had a 14-year Army career before retiring as a sergeant major.

Sheriff Hammond said the 41-year-old Fowler was hired after many months of a nationwide recruiting effort.

Mr. Fowler has a master's degree in Leadership Studies from the University of Texas.

His previous jail experience includes Guatanamo Bay in Cuba.

He and his wife have a son and are adopting another child.

"I am blessed to be back home with my family," he said. 


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