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Durham probation officer named one of state's best

Posted July 15, 2008
Updated July 16, 2008

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— A Durham County probation officer was recognized Tuesday for his work with young gang members.

Joseph Liberatos was named one of eight probation/parole officers of the year. Liberatos, a probation officer since 2001, serves as a mentor to new probation officers and is a longtime volunteer for the Special Olympics.

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  • Scubagirl Jul 17, 2008

    Congrats to him, maybe he'll be a role model for his co-workers and things will turn around there

  • Jimmy187 Jul 16, 2008

    He just got transferred to Durham from Wake County. He works really hard and deserves the award.

  • Surrey Hills Jul 16, 2008

    Kudos to you, Joseph Liberatos! Thank you for your hard work and dedication!

  • n2justice Jul 16, 2008

    The responsibility for murders lie with persons who commit them.

  • 68_polara Jul 16, 2008

    Those in this line of work in Durham are under paid and overworked. It's great to see Joseph Liberatos reconized!

  • tarheelalum Jul 16, 2008

    Ironic how such an award is going to an individual from a department that has been found to be responsible for multiple murders in the past few months by failing to do their job.

  • anneonymousone Jul 15, 2008

    Congratulations, Mr. Liberatos! It's nice to read some positive news about an oft-maligned profession. Keep up the good work and know that you make a difference, even on the days when it may not feel that way.