North Florida Community College presented Deputy Marie McClamma of the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office with an Outstanding Alumni Award at its March 2011 District Board of Trustees meeting. The award was given “in honor of Deputy McClamma’s outstanding service to the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office, her dedication and commitment to law enforcement and public safety, and her 2011 Florida Sheriffs Association Correctional Officer of the Year Award.”
McClamma lives in Madison.
“I’m very honored to have received this [NFCC Outstanding Alumni] award; it means a lot to me,” said McClamma.
Deputy McClamma, a Corrections Recruit in the NFCC Public Safety Academy from September 2005 through April 2006, passed the State Officer Certification Examination on April 24, 2006. She joined the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office as a Correctional Officer in June 2006. In 2010 an inmate attacked McClamma in an attempt to escape from the Jefferson County Jail. Bravely McClamma, seven months pregnant at the time, did not back down; fighting the inmate, who attacked her with scissors and a taser gun, until other deputies arrived and restrained the inmate. McClamma’s unborn child was not hurt during the attack and is today a joyful baby girl.
On January 28, 2011, Deputy McClamma was recognized as the 2011 Correctional Officer of the Year by the Florida Sheriffs Association. Governor Rick Scott, FSA President Sheriff Harrell Reid of Hamilton County and Jefferson County Sheriff David Hobbs presented this prestigious award to McClamma at the FSA’s Mid-Winter Conference in Amelia Island. Following this great honor, NFCC is proud to recognize McClamma as an Outstanding Alumni and applauds her achievements, courage and dedication.
“NFCC prepared me for my career through giving me adequate training to help me know what to expect when I’m out on a job,” said McClamma. “Granted there are some things you have to learn on your own, but at least you’re prepared for what to expect most of the time. Some things are out of your control, but the training I received while attending NFCC goes leaps and bounds for my career.”