Scott County Sheriff’s Office Corrections Officer Paige Pieschke receives 2023 Corrections Officer of the Year Award
The Scott County Sheriff's Office is proud to announce that Corrections Officer Paige Pieschke has been awarded the 2023 Corrections Officer of the Year by the Minnesota Corrections Association. This prestigious annual award recognizes officers who demonstrate extraordinary character and go above and beyond their official duties to ensure the safety and security of their colleagues and the community. The award is inspired by the ultimate sacrifices made by Minnesota Corrections Officers Joseph Gomm and Joseph Parise during their service. The award was presented to Officer Pieschke at the Minnesota Corrections Association's annual conference that took place in Duluth, Minnesota on October 24th.
Corrections Officer Paige Pieschke is an integral part of the Scott County Sheriff's Office, serving in the Scott County Jail and taking on Officer In Charge (OIC) duties in the absence of a Sergeant. Notably, Officer Pieschke stepped into the role of a Sergeant for a significant period this past summer. Paige has also played a significant role in engaging her coworkers in raising funds for families in need during the holidays and for the Scott Carver Humane Society.
Sheriff Luke Hennen said, "Officer Pieschke sets an inspiring example with her exceptional character, strong work ethic, mentorship of fellow officers, compassion for inmates in difficult situations, and building strong relationships with justice system partners."
The Corrections Officer of the Year award celebrates the dedication and selflessness demonstrated by officers like Paige Pieschke in their service to the Scott County community. Her exceptional contributions both within the Sheriff's Office and to the broader community have set a remarkable example for her colleagues.
The Scott County Sheriff's Office congratulates Corrections Officer Paige Pieschke on this well-deserved honor and extends its gratitude for her outstanding service.
For more information about the Scott County Sheriff's Office and its initiatives, please visit www.scottcountymn.gov/sheriff.
Left to right: Jail Administrator Captain Scott Rettke, Corrections Officer Paige Pieschke, Sheriff Luke Hennen