Department of Corrections and Community Supervision

12th Annual Memorial Service and Medals Ceremony
June 14, 2011
Albany Training Academy

2011 Medal of Merit Recipients

2011 Medal Recipients with Commissioner Fischer: Thomas Makeyenko, John Matyas, Jean Gagnon.

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

  • Press release on the 2011 DOCCS Memorial Service and Medals Ceremony.
  • Full text of the citations for 2011 Medal recipients: Gowanda Correction Officers Thomas Makeyenko, John Matyas, Louis Petricca, and Riverview Correctional Officer Jean Gagnon.
  • Remarks delivered by Commissioner Brian Fischer during the Memorial Service and Medals Ceremony.
  • June 12 - June 18, 2011 proclaimed as Corrections and Community Supervision Employee Week.  178 KB
  • List of 35 New York State prison employees who have died in the line of duty.

... and in pictures

Sharon Flanagan

Supervising Correction Counselor Sharon Flanagan of Cayuga Correctional Facility is the Soloist sings at the beginning of the Department's annual Memorial Service and Medals Ceremony.

Emerald Society Band

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

Liz Glazer

Deputy Secretary to the Governor for Public Safety Liz Glazer addresses the guests attending the Department's annual Memorial Service and Medals Ceremony.

Jeffrion L. Aubry

Assemblyman Jeffrion L. Aubry addresses the guests attending the Department's annual Memorial Service and Medals Ceremony.

Brian Fischer

Commissioner Fischer addresses the guests attending the Department's 12th annual Memorial Service and Medals Ceremony.

Thomas Makeyenko

Commissioner Brian Fischer presents the Medal of Merit to Correction Officer Thomas Makeyenko of Gowanda Correctional Facility.

John Matyas

Commissioner Brian Fischer presents the Medal of Merit to Correction Officer John Matyas of Gowanda Correctional Facility.

Jean Gagnon

Commissioner Brian Fischer presents the Medal of Merit to Correction Officer Jean Gagnon of Riverview Correctional Facility.

Attendees of the Cermony

Attendees at the Department's Memorial Service & Medals Ceremony.

Wreath

Medal of Merit recipients Thomas Makeyenko and John Matyas place the wreath in front of the memorial.

Taps

"Taps" echoed during the Department's annual Memorial Service and Medals Ceremony. The ceremony is held at the Department's Albany Training Academy.

Father Robert Weber

Father Robert Weber of Mid-State Correctional Facility delivers the benediction.

2011 Medalists with Superintendent Artus

The 2011 Medal of Merit Recipients Thomas Makeyenko and John Matyas are joined by Superintendent Artus (Gowanda).

2011 Medalist with Superintendent Rabsatt

The 2011 Medal of Merit Recipient Jean Gagnon is joined by Superintendent Rabsatt (Riverview).

Emerald Society Band and Canadian Correction Honor Guard

DOCCS Emerald Society Band and Canadian Correction Honor Guard.

Lucien Leclaire

Deputy Commissioner for Facility Operations Lucien Leclaire addresses the audience.

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