'Proud' Minnesota Sheriff receives unusual letter from jail inmate

'Proud' Minnesota Sheriff receives unusual letter from jail inmate

A "proud" Minnesota sheriff has received an unusual letter from a jail inmate.

Taking to Facebook, Carver County sheriff Jason Kamerud shared a photograph of the letter, which thanked him for his work as a sheriff and the "excellent" facilities which he was using while serving their sentence.

The Facebook post was captioned: "A great show of appreciation to our Detention Staff in our jail. As you can imagine, they don't get a lot of Thank Yous in their line of work. Our Mission statement is to treat everyone with respect and dignity and to do so with honor, integrity and pride."

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"I wanted to bring to your attention that the cleanliness and overall maintenance of this facility is exceptional," the letter read, as per the Idaho Statesman.

The letter continued: "Also, your bailiffs, program staff and all corrections officers have been nothing short of patient, respectful and encouraging; adding humor on the days when it's needed most."

Needless to say, the unusual letter garnered a lot of attention on the social media website, with locals praising the inmate for making the decision to thank authorities.

"For an inmate to express gratitude at his treatment brings hope for this individual," wrote Edward O'Brien. "He's getting on a better path and this letter is a good start."

A Facebook comment. Credit: Facebook / Carver County Sheriff Jason Kamerud

Similarly, Greg Boe agreed that the inmate was likely on a better path.

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"That is fantastic," he wrote. "I am impressed by our staff at Carver County, as well as this individual who wrote such a fine letter of appreciation. I believe I see someone well on their way to a better path in life."

A Facebook comment. Credit: Facebook / Carver County Sheriff Jason Kamerud

"Well deserved and incredibly rare," added Paula Geisler. "For a prisoner to take the time to write such a letter is virtually unheard of and shows what an outstanding group of people work for Carver County!!"

A Facebook comment. Credit: Facebook / Carver County Sheriff Jason Kamerud

In a follow-up Facebook post, Kamerud said: "I am proud to be sheriff and receive these letters on behalf of the dedicated women and men serving Carver County!"

As per the Statesman, this letter is a far cry from the type of letter which Carver County sheriff's office normally receives from inmates. Here's hoping that social media users are right and that the person who wrote it turns their life around!