I noticed in the Star Democrat that Charles Andrew, 54, stepped down as the Superintendent of the Caroline County Detention Center at the end of September. This marks the first time in 70 years that an Andrew isn’t running the jail in this Eastern Shore County. The Superintendent moved into the building in 1961 as a seven year old when his father was appointed as the county’s top law enforcement officer after his grandfather died in office. The senior Andrew had been sheriff since 1938.
I’ve never meet the Superintendent, but I’ve had the pleasure of meeting his father twice for interviews over the years. Sheriff Louis Andrew, 80, served the citizens for 33-years, before retiring in 1994. It was always a pleasure to meet Sheriff Andrew, as he told me about his years as the chief lawman in Caroline County, MD. The people of this county were well served by the hard-working peace officer in an era that began when he had one deputy to assist him in running the jail, policing the county, and taking care of the courts.
The retiring warden told the newspaper that he’d been looking at this building since 1961 and was ready for a change. I wish the Superintendent the best in his retirement. Perhaps someday day I’ll have a chance to interview him too.