Department of Corrections and Community Supervision

Press releases and photos on the June 7, 2007, Memorial Service and Medals Ceremony

2007 Medal of Merit Recipients

2007 Medal Recipients with Commissioner Fischer: Principal Stores Clerk Rebich, CO Palmer, CO Liberatore, CO Bowers

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

  • Press release on the 2007 DOCS Memorial Service and Medals Ceremony.
  • Full text of the citations for 2007 Medal recipients: Principal Stores Clerk Rebich of Auburn, CO Palmer of Ogdensburg, CO Liberatore of Attica, CO Bowers of Woodbourne.
  • Remarks delivered by Commissioner Brian Fischer during the Memorial Service and Medals Ceremony at the Albany Training Academy.�
  • June 3-9, 2007 proclaimed as Correctional Services Employee Week.  80 KB

... and in pictures

Anthony Rebich

Commissioner Brian Fischer presents the Medal of Honor to Principal Stores Clerk Anthony Rebich of Auburn Correctional Facility.

Mark Palmer

Commissioner Brian Fischer presents the Medal of Merit to CO Mark Palmer of Ogdensburg Correctional Facility.

James Liberatore

Commissioner Brian Fischer presents the Medal of Merit to CO James Liberatore of Attica Correctional Facility.

Ryan Bowers

Commissioner Brian Fischer presents the Medal of Merit to CO Ryan Bowers of Woodbourne Correctional Facility.

Attendees of the Cermony

Attendees at the Department's annual Memorial Service & Medals Ceremony stood to applaud the four employees awarded medals during the event held at the Training Academy in Albany.

Brian Fischer

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

Lai Sun Yee

With the Department's memorial monument at her side, Assistant Deputy Secretary for Criminal Justice Lai Sun Yee 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.

Placing of the wreath

Medal of Honor recipient Anthony Rebich and Medal of Merit recipient Mark Palmer place the wreath in front of the memorial.

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