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Larned Correctional Mental Health Facility announces Employees of the Quarter
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LCMHF Employees of the Quarter; pictured left to right: Storekeeper Joshua Smith, Food Service Supervisor Latricia Luna, and Corrections Officer I Eric Jones. - photo by Courtesy

LARNED — The Larned Correctional Mental Health Facility is pleased to announce the following Employees of the Quarter: Uniformed Employee of the Quarter, Eric Jones, Corrections Officer I; Non-Uniformed Employee, Joshua Smith, Storekeeper; and Contract Employee, Latricia Luna, Food Service Supervisor / In 2 Work Instructor.

Corporal Eric Jones began his career with LCMHF in January 2018, as a Corrections Officer I on the 2-10 shift. He is a member of the Special Operations Response Team (SORT).

Officer Jones’ nomination reads, he has shown to be a steadfast employee. He works well with offenders, works extremely well with his peers, shows great teamwork, and offers assistance anywhere he can. COI Jones accepts extra workload without hesitation, with a great attitude, saying, “I got your back. If you need something taken care of, you let me know.”

COI Jones is a great example of a quality corrections officer and an extremely valuable asset and team member to his coworkers, the facility, and the Kansas Department of Corrections.

Storekeeper Joshua Smith began his career with LCMHF in October of 2013 in the Supply Department; in January of 2017, he advanced to his current position as a Canteen Storekeeper.

Joshua’s nomination reads, he has been a friendly and steady presence. Josh is always willing to help out when needed, answer questions, and share his knowledge. In between his duties, he assists the Laundry and Warehouse areas when needed.

Storekeeper Smith is deserving of the Employee of the Quarter because he is doing an excellent job. He has a positive attitude and is always willing to do whatever is needed to fulfill his duties and meet the needs of the facility.

Food Service Supervisor and In 2 Work Instructor Latricia (Trish) Luna began her career with LCMHF with Aramark June of 2014. Trish recently started the In 2 Work Offender Program.

Latricia was nominated because she is a loyal employee to both Aramark and LCMHF. She has recently taken the responsibility of teaching a new class for offenders in food service, which is a goal she had since hearing about the program in 2015.

Ms. Luna has a positive attitude and very seldom misses work for any reason. She is willing to, and does work any shift, never complaining when called at the last minute.