(5-19-20) Cass County Sheriff, Richard J. Behnke recognizes the dedication of two of his employees, Undersheriff Clinton Roach and Captain Thomas Jacobs, as local Hometown Heroes. Both employees were exposed and contracted the Coronavirus in March, confirmed positive test results, with one of them hospitalized; and the other continued to work from home during his confinement. Both individuals have since tested negative and have returned to work full-time.
Upon being informed that their blood plasma may have the antibodies that could help others whom are infected with the Coronavirus, both individuals re-tested with negative results for the virus, they contacted the Cass/VanBuren County Health Department for nearest locations and was assisted in obtaining necessary paperwork to meet the requirements for donating their blood plasma.
Sheriff Behnke would like to recognize and thank all of the staff at the Cass County Sheriff’s Office, as well as all of the doctors, nurses, healthcare workers and the essential work employees that have fearlessly taken this pandemic on and continued to provide services that are needed to sustain our essential needs.
It is individuals like our Undersheriff and Captain that are willing to go above and beyond the call of duty to help protect and help those they serve that are in critical need of the antibodies they have build up in their own immune system. Thank you to all our Hometown Hero’s here at the Cass County Sheriff’s Office and southwest Michigan for giving a little extra during this time of need.