Baraga Max Officer is Michigan C.O. of the Year

A corrections officer at Baraga Max Prison is the best at what he does in Michigan.

Shawn Minerick is Michigan’s Corrections Officer of the Year.

The honor comes from the Michigan Correctional Training Council.

Nominees come from every state prison and community supervision program in Michigan.

Minerick has been with Baraga Max since 1997 and is part of its Emergency Response Team.

He was a team leader on security detail during President George W. Bush’s visit to Marquette in 2004.

Minerick will receive the honor at a banquet in Lansing in May.