Department of Corrections and Community Supervision

Press releases and photos on the June 9, 2005, Memorial Service and Medals Ceremony

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The story of this year's ceremony in words ...

  • Press release on the 2005 DOCS Memorial Service and Medals Ceremony.
  • Full text of the citations for 2005 Medal of Honor Recipients Correction Officer Christopher M. Paiser of Franklin Correctional Facility, CO Stanley Phillips of Green Haven Correctional Facility and CO Jeffrey Miller of Attica Correctional Facility, and for 2005 Medal of Merit recipients CO Alejandro Martinez of Downstate Correctional Facility and Commissary Clerk Larry Foote of Great Meadow Correctional Facility.
  • Remarks delivered by Commissioner Glenn S. Goord during the Memorial Service and Medals Ceremony at the Albany Training Academy.�
  • June 5-11, 2005 proclaimed as Correctional Services Employee Week.  959 KB

... and in pictures

Larry Foote

Commissioner Glenn S. Goord presents the Medal of Merit to Commissary Clerk Larry Foote of Great Meadow Correctional Facility.

Alejandro Martinez

Commissioner Glenn S. Goord presents the Medal of Merit to CO Alejandro Martinez of Downstate Correctional Facility.

Stanley Phillips

Commissioner Glenn S. Goord presents the Medal of Honor to CO Stanley Phillips of Green Haven Correctional Facility.

Jeffrey Miller

Commissioner Glenn S. Goord presents the Medal of Honor to CO Jeffrey Miller of Attica Correctional Facility.

Christopher Praiser

Mary Paiser looks on as Commissioner Glenn S. Goord presents the Medal of Honor to her husband, CO Christopher Paiser of Franklin Correctional Facility.

Attendees of the Cermony

Attendees at the Department's annual Memorial Service & Medals Ceremony stood to applaud the three employees awarded the Medal of Honor and the two who received the Medal of Merit during the event held at the Training Academy in Albany.

Glenn S. Goord

With the Department's memorial monument at his side, Commissioner Glenn S. Goord addresses the guests attending the Department's annual Memorial Service and Medals Ceremony at the Training Academy in Albany.

Dale M. Volker

With the Department's memorial monument at his side, Senator Dale M. Volker of Erie County addresses the guests attending the Department's annual Memorial Service and Medals Ceremony at the Training Academy in Albany.

Jeffrion L. Aubry

With the Department's memorial monument at his side, Assemblymember Jeffrion L. Aubry of Queens County addresses the guests attending the Department's annual Memorial Service and Medals Ceremony at the Training Academy in Albany.

Sharon Flanagan

Senior Counselor Sharon Flanagan of Bare Hill Correctional Facility is the soloist singing the national anthem at the beginning of the Department's annual Memorial Service and Medals Ceremony at the Training Academy in Albany.

Rifle Squad

A rifle squad from the Department's Albany Training Academy fires a 21-gun salute to honor 35 state prison employees who have died in the line of duty since 1861, as well as the five current employees who received medals today for acts of bravery and courage last year.

Trumpeters

"Taps" echoed during the Department's annual Memorial Service and Medals Ceremony from the trumpets of Sgt. Brian Freeman of Wende Correctional Facility (left) and Sgt. Cesar Martinez of Attica Correctional Facility. The ceremony is held at the Department's Albany Training Academy.

Bagpipers

The DOCS Emerald Society pipers play "Amazing Grace" at the conclusion of the Department's annual Memorial Service and Medals Ceremony at the Department's Albany Training Academy.

Emerald Society Band

The Department's Emerald Society Band, formed by employees in 1999, performs prior to the start of the Department's annual Memorial Service and Medals Ceremony at the Department's Albany Training Academy.

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