Department of Corrections and Community Supervision

Press releases and photos on the June 8, 2006, Memorial Service and Medals Ceremony

2006 Medal of Merit Recipients

2006 Medal of Merit Recipients with Commissioner Goord: CO Hillman, CO Facteau, Sergeant Bedore, CO Calhoun

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

  • Press release on the 2006 DOCS Memorial Service and Medals Ceremony.
  • Full text of the citations for 2006 Medal of Merit recipients Sergeant Randy Bedore of Adirondack Correctional Facility, CO Bobbi Jo Facteau of Adirondack Correctional Facility, CO Carl Hilman of Elmira Correctional Facility, CO Randall Calhoun of Auburn Correctional Facility.
  • Remarks delivered by Commissioner Glenn S. Goord during the Memorial Service and Medals Ceremony at the Albany Training Academy.�
  • June 4-10, 2006 proclaimed as Correctional Services Employee Week.  2,450 KB

... and in pictures

Randy Bedore

Commissioner Glenn S. Goord congratulates the Medal of Merit recipient Sergeant Randy Bedore of Adirondack Correctional Facility.

Bobbi Jo Facteau

Commissioner Glenn S. Goord presents the Medal of Merit to CO Bobbi Jo Facteau of Adirondack Correctional Facility.

Carl Hillman

Commissioner Glenn S. Goord congratulates the Medal of Merit recipient CO Carl Hillman of Elmira Correctional Facility.

Randall Calhoun

Commissioner Glenn S. Goord congratulates the Medal of Merit recipient CO Randall Calhoun of Auburn Correctional Facility.

Attendees of the Cermony

Attendees at the Department's annual Memorial Service & Medals Ceremony stood to applaud the four employees awarded 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 God Bless America 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 four 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. The ceremony is held 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.

Emerald Society Band playing Amazing Grace

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.

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