The Alabama corrections boss who helped a capital homicide suspect escape of a county jail had been voted “employee of the year” 5 occasions – together with as not too long ago as this yr, The Post has discovered.
Vicky White, who died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound Monday after she was discovered with escaped convict Casey Cole White in Indiana, acquired the award 5 occasions within the final eight years and was resulting from be honored at a ceremony this week, Lauderdale County Sheriff Rick Singleton informed The Post Wednesday.
The 56-year-old, who was tracked right down to a dingy, roadside motel in Evansville following an 11-day manhunt, was nominated and voted for the award by her friends, Singleton stated.
“That speaks volumes in terms of what her peers and subordinates thought of her,” Singleton stated.
“I think it just shows the kind of person that we thought she was. No one that worked with her and knows her ever saw anything like this coming.”
On the day Vicky broke Casey out of the jail after mendacity about bringing him to a psychological well being analysis, Singleton informed reporters serving to an inmate escape is “just so totally out of character for her.”
“But obviously there was a side we didn’t know that we weren’t aware of,” Singleton stated.
The awards are carried out yearly for the county’s police week actions and a ceremony honoring the winners was scheduled for this week however given the circumstances, it’s been postponed, Singleton stated.
The second-place winner will now be given the dignity as a substitute.
Vicky, who’d been going through quite a few felony prices for her position within the escape, shot herself Monday afternoon moments after members of the US Marshals Service crashed into her and Casey’s getaway car following a short chase.
The incident, and Vicky’s dying, has left her coworkers and different county staff reeling, Singleton stated.
“They’re saddened by [her death]. It’s just a mixed bag of emotions. From fear for her, to disbelief, to anger and now grief,” stated Singleton.
“It’s just taken an emotional toll on our employees, especially those at the detention center who worked with her directly.”