New jailer

Pictured is corrections officer Matt Wicker with Sheriff Doug Maier.

Enfield native Matt Wicker has been hired as a new correctional officer for the White County Sheriff's Department.

Wicker was one of 22 recruits from 14 agencies around the state to attend the St. Clair Corrections Academy, officially graduating in November.  

In addition to graduating as part of Class Number 114, Wicker earned the “Top Gun Firearms Award.” Sheriff Doug Maier says it was the first time a White County corrections officer earned the prestigious honor.