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2009-05-28 / Front Page

Herklotz Given Hall of Fame Award

Shannon Herklotz Shannon Herklotz Shannon Herklotz, a resident of Lexington, has earned recognition as a Hall of Fame Award Winner by the Texas Jail Association. At their annual conference held in Austin recently, the award was presented by Robert Green, immediate past president of the Texas Jail Association.

Every year the Texas Jail Association honors members selected to receive the President's Award and the Hall of Fame Award.

The Texas Jail Association Hall of Fame Award is a tribute to the service of an individual who is the selected recipient. This award recognizes an individual career of outstanding contributions to county corrections and the criminal justice system. The recipient of this award has demonstrated a dedication to the advancement of the field of county corrections.

This year's Hall of Fame Award recipient, Shannon Herklotz, began his tenure with the Texas Commission on Jail Standards in January 1998 as Inspector for the South Texas region. Prior to joining the commission, he served as an Administrative Captain with the Corrections Corporation of Americas' Hutto Unit in Taylor, Texas. Before his tour of duty with CCA, Shannon worked at the Texas Department of Criminal Justice-Institutional Division for over six years. He began his career as a Correctional Officer at the Byrd Unit in Huntsville in July 1990, rising to the rank of Lieutenant. Herklotz is a 1993 graduate of Sam Houston State University.

When introducing Herklotz, Green said, "Shannon is someone many of us call on for advice in dealing with problems or issues in the jail. He ensures that our training needs are met, supervising the scheduling and instructing with us in TJA's regional training workshop partnership with the Jail Commission. Shannon's experience, dedication and commitment to professionalism all contributed to him being chosen as the recipient of this year's TJA Hall of Fame Award."

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