DAVID HAGEN, an officer at the Ojibway Correctional Facility in Marenisco, receives a plaque from warden Linda Tribley after being named the 2014 Correctional Officer of the Year.
MARENISCO - David Hagen has been selected as the 2014 Ojibway Correctional Facility's Correctional Officer of the Year.
Hagen, a corrections officer at Ojibway, began his career with the Michigan Department of Corrections in 2000.
He was recognized for his "exemplary professionalism and attention to detail." Hagen also "models effective communication skills throughout his duties and promotes opportunities for prisoners to improve their behavior whenever possible, empowering them to become productive citizens upon release," warden Linca Tribley said.
Hagen and his wife, Sally, live in Marenisco and have a daughter named Katie. In his spare time, he also volunteers with the Marenisco EMS and fire department, and was a former chief of the department.
Hagen also volunteers his time with the Marenisco Library and is a member of the Marenisco Town Board.
According to Tribley, Hagen does a "wonderful job" for Ojibway.