Biz Roundup: Correction officer retires after 30 years on job

Published 12:00 am Sunday, September 22, 2019

SALISBURY — James Alsbrooks, a correction officer at Piedmont Correctional Institution in Salisbury for 30 years, retired on Aug. 1.

During his tenure, Alsbrooks maintained excellent attendance, performance reviews and key leadership roles, according to prison officials.

He implemented effective strategies, shared best practices to promote professional growth and completed job requirements in a timely manner. His combination of high ethical standards and experience made him a role model to junior officers, officials said.

Alsbrooks is a Gulf War veteran who served in the Army from 1985 to 1993. He received several military honors, including the Bronze Star, Meritorious Unit Accommodation, and Army Service and Overseas Service ribbons.

Alsbrooks assisted with dangerous missions to refuel vehicles and machines.

Alsbrooks received congratulatory letters from U.S. Sen. Richard Burr, R-N.C., and Congressman Richard Hudson, R-8.