Liberty County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Vincent Struffolino was promoted to corporal Wednesday morning in a brief ceremony with his superiors and Sheriff Steve Sikes.
Struffolino has been with the LCSO for almost four years as a booking officer at the Liberty County jail.
“I’m very proud,” Struffolino said of earning his stripes. “The sheriff, Capt. Duncan and the chief (LCSO Chief Deputy Keith Moran) have shown they have confidence in me with this promotion, and I hope I can make an even bigger contribution to the booking department.”
Assistant jail administrator Capt. Bruce Duncan said he and jail administrator Doug Franks discussed Struffolino’s promotion and felt it was well-deserved.
“We are proud of him,” Duncan said. “He’s been doing a great job for the sheriff and the department.”
Struffolino spends most of his time in-processing and out-processing prisoners coming into jail and those bonding out.
His job entails maintaining paperwork and case charges on people who are arrested. He keeps records on court procedures and hearings and documents changes in court schedules. He also is responsible for transporting the inmates to different locations inside the jail.
“We are giving a good officer a well-deserved promotion,” Sikes said. “We are trying to organize the jail and get a well-working chain of command. It was something we needed to look into and something we could easily do.”