On Thursday, Nov. 20, for a few brief moments there was a stellar occurrence at Eastern Oregon Correctional Institution. EOCI Superintendent Rick Coursey and three past EOCI superintendents aligned to honor Tom Cupp and his career with the Oregon Department of Corrections.
A reception in the facilities conference room provided an opportunity for employees drop by to visit before he leaves. His last day will be November 28. Cupp started his career with the Department of Corrections in 1980, working his way up from correctional officer to corporal, sergeant, lieutenant, captain and security manager. For the past 9 years, Tom was EOCI assistant superintendent of general services, security and transitional services.
Besides the Eastern Oregon Correctional Institution, Cup has worked Corrections Division Release Center/Women's Release Unit, the Columbia River Correctional Institution, Snake River Correctional Institution.