Yesterday’s Mansfield, Ohio, News Journal, carried a story about Keith Witzky, who is retiring after 30 years with the Richland County (Ohio) Sheriff’s Office. He’s also a member of Woodville Grace Brethren Church in Mansfield (Ron Smals, pastor) and plans to return to the jail as a chaplain, so he can provide hope to the inmates. A portion of the story appears below. Click here to read the complete article.
Keith Witzky retires Friday after 30 years with Richland County Sheriff’s Office
Keith Witzky is retiring Friday after 30 years with the Richland County Sheriff’s Office, having started in the jail, then onto court security and transportation, and, for the last 22 years, supervising the nonviolent offender jail inmate work crew program in Richland County.
Witzky, 60, doesn’t plan to be gone too long from the Richland County Jail, however. He plans to get a clergy license so he can minister to jail inmates, prison inmates and those offenders at the Community Alternative Center.
“I don’t want to be the Reverend Witzky, I just want to get my foot back in the door and give them some hope,” he said of inmates.
The jail nonviolent offender inmate work crews have provided extra manpower for the county building maintenance department as they help with special projects at county facilities.
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