May Detention Staff Members of the Month

  • By Robin Brown
  • Posted Wednesday, June 28, 2023

Officer D. Benton is an exemplary employee who goes above and beyond his daily duties. He has exuded a deep commitment to the detention center by working extra hours and assisting where needed as well. There are many great qualities of a well-rounded officer such as ambitious, collaborative, communicative, creative, detail oriented, humble, honest, and reliable. Officer Benton emanates all of these qualities. He goes the extra mile to help the residents as well as officers, when needed. He brings a positive attitude to work, even when faced with challenges. The passion, dedication, and follow through methods he exudes have made him an extremely good asset to this agency and his efforts have not gone unnoticed. Officer Benton highly deserves this recognition. Sergeant J. Sturkie has been employed with the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office for six and a half years. She is a reliable member of the Special Response Team (SRT) and often acts as the SRT Team Leader. She is an instructor for Basic Law Enforcement Training and the Detention Officer Certification Course (DOCC). Sergeant Sturkie is a Gracie Survival Tactics Instructor, which is a multi-level defensive tactics program currently being implemented in our DOCC. It is a form of Jiu-Jitsu that consistently gives an officer a chance against a larger, more athletic opponent. Sergeant Sturkie is a dedicated supervisor who is passionate about her job and the officers that work alongside her. Sergeant Sturkie is an asset to this agency and has overcome many obstacles in her career. Her initiative and continuous drive as a leader is admirable and her impact on others is obvious On May 4, 2023, Sergeant K. Hampton and Corporal R. Mifflin were tasked with transporting subjects from the Forsyth County Law Enforcement Detention Center to Central Regional Prison in Raleigh. While traveling through Orange County, one of the subjects experienced a medical emergency. Sergeant Hampton contacted Emergency Medical Services (EMS) in Orange County to request assistance. Sergeant Hampton and Corporal Mifflin rendered first aid until EMS arrived on scene. EMS transported the subject to the emergency room and was accompanied by Sergeant Hampton. Corporal Mifflin continued the transport to Central Regional Prison. Upon completion of the transport, Corporal Mifflin returned to the hospital to assist Sergeant Hampton with security of the subject. Sergeant Hampton and Corporal Mifflin remained on duty until 2400 hours when they were relieved by Deputy C. Bishop. Deputy Bishop had worked until 1700 hours the previous day. After getting some rest, he responded to the hospital to take over providing security with no complaints. The actions of Sergeant K. Hampton and Corporal R. Mifflin exhibited care and compassion along with minimizing risk with the subject. The actions of Deputy C. Bishop exhibited teamwork.