Sheriff's Deputy Is Officer Of The Year

April 23, 1997

Sheriff's Deputy 1st Class Walter Royster, an Army retiree who joined the Detention Center staff nearly two years ago, was selected as Carroll County's Correctional Officer of the Year.

Royster, 44, spent 22 years in Army intelligence before retiring as a master sergeant.

He lives in Westminster with Rita, his wife of 27 years.

Royster worked directly with prisoners as a line officer until last week.

On Monday,he began a new assignment as coordinator of the Detention Center's work-release program.

Royster and winners from other correctional institutions will be honored next month in Ocean City by the Maryland Correctional Administrators Association.

Pub Date: 4/23/97

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