Durham probation officer named one of state's best

Posted July 15, 2008 7:00 p.m. EDT
Updated July 16, 2008 11:02 p.m. EDT

— 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.