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For Immediate Release

November 9, 2011

Contact: Jeff Lyons
Public Information Officer
Phone: 603-271-5602

Northern NH Correctional Facility Training Officer Recognized by Governor and Executive Council for his Community Involvement

(Concord, N.H.) The New Hampshire Department of Corrections is pleased to announce that Corrections Sergeant Elmer R. Sevier, Jr. was presented with an official commendation from Governor John H. Lynch for his many years of service to his state and community. The commendation was presented during the November 9, 2011 business meeting of the Governor’s Council. Sgt. Sevier is the Training Officer at the Northern New Hampshire Correctional Facility in Berlin.

In the proclamation Governor Lynch cited Sgt. Sevier’s commitment and service to local organizations such as the Berlin Salvation Army Toys for Tots Program, the Boy Scouts of America, and for coaching basketball at the Berlin Recreation Center. He was also recognized for donating his time and energy to Androscoggin Valley Cancer Research, the New Hampshire Law Enforcement Memorial Fund, and Home for Troops.

The proclamation stated that Sgt. Sevier “exemplifies the core values all state employees strive for; integrity, professionalism, respect, collaboration, and accountability.”

Commissioner William L. Wrenn praised Sgt. Sevier as a “go to guy” who gets things done and is willing to take on any project. He said the award was well deserved. Also participating in the presentation was First District Executive Councilor Raymond S. Burton (R-Bath).

Sgt Sevier was hired as a Corrections Officer in October 1999 and has spent his career with the Berlin facility.

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L-R: Commissioner Wrenn, Executive Councilor Raymond S. Burton, Sgt. Sevier, and Governor Lynch
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