NEWBERRY — Kacee Fallaw has been named the Newberry County Sheriff’s Office 2016 Charles Harshman Corrections Officer of the Year recipient.
The award is named in honor of Charles Harshman, a former employee who worked as a sergeant in the Corrections Division (Detention Center) of the Sheriff’s Office.
The Charles Harshman Corrections Officer of the Year is awarded to an employee who has shown dedication, loyalty, and leadership above and beyond the call of duty. This individual must epitomize the image of a dedicated Corrections Officer and must also maintain the standards of the Office.
The individual considered for this award had to have possessed the quality and quantity of work contributed by an individual that exemplifies commitment and dedication. Kacee Fallaw exemplifies just those qualities.
A lifetime resident of Newberry County, Fallaw graduated from Mid-Carolina High School in 2005 then attended the NASCAR Technical Institute in Mooresville, N.C., where she graduated in 2006.
Early on, she displayed a desire to possibly pursue law enforcement as a career and started down that path as an officer with the security forces of VC Summer Nuclear Facility. Fallaw started as a regular security officer and in less than three years, she was promoted to Shift Lieutenant, and eventually Lieutenant, Supervising Training.
In December 2013, she was hired as a Corrections Officer with the Newberry County Sheriff’s Office-Jail Division. She graduated from the S.C. Criminal Justice Academy in September 2014.
Because of her hard work, in September 2016, Kacee stood in as supervisor during a shortage on her shift and in February 2017, she was promoted to Shift Sergeant. She directly supervises officers assigned to her shift and provides for the protection of each inmate and the preservation of each inmate’s legal rights. She also supervises the count of inmates and mandates that all key control procedures are followed. She has done an outstanding job and handles her tremendous responsibilities with great attention to detail.