Corrections Officers: Heroes and Heroines.

Poetry by Jacqueline Jackson 

You have my utmost respect and admiration.

The Noah Webster 1828 Dictionary defines hero as “a man of distinguished valor, intrepidity or enterprise in danger” and defines heroine as “a female hero; a woman of a brave spirit.”

Brave: Courageous; bold; daring; intrepid; fearless of danger.

Distinguished: Separated from others by superior or extraordinary qualities; whence, eminent;

Valor: Strength of mind in regard to danger; that quality which enables a man to encounter danger with firmness; personal bravery; courage; intrepidity; prowess.

Intrepidity: Fearlessness; fearless bravery in danger; undaunted courage or boldness.

Enterprise: That which is undertaken or attempted to be performed; a project attempted; particularly, a bold, arduous or hazardous undertaking, either physical or moral.

Danger: Peril; risk; hazard; exposure to injury, loss, pain or other evil.

extraordinary; transcendent; noted; famous; celebrated.

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