Department of Corrections and Community Supervision

10th Annual Memorial Service and Medals Ceremony
June 4, 2009

2009 Medal of Merit Recipients

2009 Medal Recipients with Commissioner Fischer: CO Siskavich, CO Miller.

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

  • Press release on the 2009 DOCS Memorial Service and Medals Ceremony.
  • Full text of the citations for 2009 Medal recipients: CO Siskavich of Clinton, CO Miller Orleans.
  • Remarks delivered by Commissioner Brian Fischer during the Memorial Service and Medals Ceremony at the Albany Training Academy.�
  • May 31- June 6, 2009 proclaimed as Correctional Services Employee Week.  179 KB

... and in pictures

Sharon Flanagan

Supervising Correction Counselor Sharon Flanagan of Butler Correctional Facility is the Soloist singing 'Anyway', at the beginning of the Department’s annual Memorial Service and Medals Ceremony at the Training Academy in Albany.

Emerald Society Band

The Department's Emerald Society Band leads off the start of the Department's annual Memorial Service and Medals Ceremony at the Department's Albany Training Academy.

Reverend Alfred Twyman

Reverend Alfred Twyman of Downstate Correctional Facility delivers the invocation.

Denise O' Donnell

Deputy Secretary to the Governor for Public Safety Denise O' Donnell addresses the guests attending the Department’s annual Memorial Service and Medals Ceremony at the Training Academy in Albany.

Malcolm A. Smith

Senate Majority Leader Malcolm A. Smith addresses the guests attending the Department’s annual Memorial Service and Medals Ceremony at the Training Academy in Albany.

Jeffrion L. Aubry

Assemblyman Jeffrion L. Aubry addresses the guests attending the Department’s annual Memorial Service and Medals Ceremony at the Training Academy in Albany.

Brian Fischer

Commissioner Fischer addresses the guests attending the Department’s 10th annual Memorial Service and Medals Ceremony at the Training Academy in Albany.

Jay Siskavich

Commissioner Brian Fischer presents the Medal of Merit to CO Jay Siskavich of Clinton Correctional Facility.

Al Miller

Commissioner Brian Fischer presents the Medal of Merit to CO Al Miller of Orleans Correctional Facility.

Attendees of the Cermony

Attendees at the Department’s annual Memorial Service & Medals Ceremony.

Placing of the wreath

Medal of Merit recipients Al Miller and Jay Siskavich place the wreath in front of the memorial.

Rifle Squad

A rifle squad from the Department’s Albany Training Academy prepare to fire a 21-gun salute to honor 35 state prison employees who have died in the line of duty since 1861, as well as the two 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.

Rabbi Laurence Alpern

Rabbi Laurence Alpern of Mt. McGregor and Washington Correctional Facilities delivers the benediction.

Reverend J. Edward Lewis

Reverend J. Edward Lewis of Fishkill Correctional Facility sings a rendition of 'Amazing Grace'.

2009 Medalists with Superintendents

The 2009 Medal of Merit Recipients are joined by Senate Majority Leader Malcolm A. Smith and the Superintendents (Dale Artus & Sibatu Khahaifa) of their respective correctional facilities.

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