A new Veteran Services Coordination program to help military veterans during and after incarceration in Eaton County Jail was announced by Sheriff Tom Reich May 12.
Corrections Sergeant Tim Sixberry has been named the Veteran’s Services Coordinator. Sixberry, who served four tours of duty overseas, including two combat tours in Iraq and one in Afghanistan, holds the rank of Sergeant Major in the Indiana Army National Guard, Reich said.
“I place a high value on assisting our military veterans who have given so much in service to our nation,” he said. “Sgt. Sixberry’s extensive military leadership experience brings another level of professionalism, understanding, and trust as he identifies and works with veteran’s in our facility in this program.”
Part of Sixberry’s duties will be to identify veterans in the jail and coordinate services and benefits with the Veteran’s Justice Outreach Coordinator at the Department of Veteran’s Affairs and Housing Services of Mid-Michigan.
He will also serve as the liaison between the jail and the Eaton County Veteran’s Court Team Members and Mentors and help veterans find housing and prospective employment before their release from jail, Reich said.