LIMA — The Allen/Oakwood Correctional Institution’s choices for officer and employee of the year for 2018 have been announced.
Rick Basinger was chosen for the Officer of the Year award. Basinger has worked in various parts of AOCI since beginning his career in 1991. Basinger helps teach new employees in the Advanced Correctional Officers Training Class and helps with the Employee Activity Committee.
James Shrider, a correctional sergeant counselor for a housing unit, was named the 2018 Employee of the Year for AOCI. Shrider because his career as an officer at the Lima Correctional Institution in 1990.
Both Basinger and Shrider were recognized during a luncheon at the institution on May 9.