LIVINGSTON COUNTY — On Oct. 24, the annual Jail Clergy meeting was held at St. Mary’s Church in Geneseo, where Sheriff Dougherty addressed the group in the opening remarks and then recognized Jail Chaplain Paul Metzger.
Dougherty presented Metzger with a plaque from the members of LCSO thanking him for his many dedicated years of service. The plaque reads as follows:
“In Honor of Your Dedication and Years of Loyal Service
‘Paul Metzger – Jail Chaplain
‘Having served in the capacity as Jail Chaplain for nearly 40 years, being an integral part of jail ministry for well over 40 years and having served three Sheriffs you have undoubtedly touched the lives of thousands of inmates and staff. Your dedication, loyalty and contributions to the County of Livingston and the Sheriff’s Office will not be forgotten.
‘Presented this October 24, 2017 by Sheriff Thomas J. Dougherty on behalf of the men and women of the Livingston County Sheriff’s Office with appreciation and fondness.”
Metzger has been a volunteer involved with jail ministry for over 40 years and has filled the roll of Jail Chaplain for the Livingston County Jail for the past 39 years. He has decided to fully retire and pass the torch.
The Jail Chaplain is a crucial role to the services offered at the Livingston County Jail and is responsible for organizing groups of different faiths to offer services to the inmate population.
The Chaplain is also an important liaison to jail administration regarding any religious needs of the inmates and performs any religious services that are required at the jail.