The crippling winter storm of 2014 hit a lot closer to home Thursday as the Alabama Department of Corrections lost one of our own.
“Our hearts are very heavy. We lost a veteran correctional officer but more importantly- a caring husband and father,” said Corrections Commissioner Kim Thomas. “Officer Desi Patterson left his home in hazardous conditions to protect and serve our State. His sense of duty is indicative of all DOC employees, and it greatly saddens me to see such professionalism rewarded with loss.”