Department of Corrections and Community Supervision

14th Annual Memorial Service and Medals Ceremony
June 13, 2013
Albany Training Academy

2013 Medal of Merit Recipients

2013 Medal Recipients are joined by Acting Commissioner Annucci: (l-r): Donald Uhler, Mark Dubrey and Joseph Poissant. Scott Stedner

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

  • Press release on the 2013 DOCCS Memorial Service and Medals Ceremony.
  • Full text of the citations for 2013 Medal recipients: Upstate Deputy Superintendent for Security Donald Uhler, Eastern Correction Officer Scott Stedner, Altona Correction Officer Mark Dubrey, Altona Correction Officer Joseph Poissant.
  • Remarks delivered by Acting Commissioner Anthony J. Annucci during the Memorial Service and Medals Ceremony.
  • June 9 - June 15, 2013 proclaimed  1,097 KB as Corrections and Community Supervision Employee Week.
  • Governer Andrew M. Cuomo’s message  112 KB
  • List of 42 New York State prison employees who have died in the line of duty.

... and in pictures

Emerald Society Band

DOCCS Sergeant Paul Morris from Coxsackie and Correction Officer Jeffery Forsythe from Gouverneur, lead off the start of the Department's annual Memorial Service and Medals Ceremony.

Sonny Shabazz

Chaplain Sonny Shabazz of Auburn delivers the invocation.

Joseph Bellnier

Deputy Commissioner for Correctional Facilities Joseph Bellnier addresses the guests while serving as the emcee.

Mary Kavaney

Assistant Deputy Secretary to the Governor for Public Safety Mary Kavaney addresses the guests attending the Department’s annual Memorial Service and Medals Ceremony.

Kathleen Marchione

Senator Kathleen Marchione addresses the guests attending the Department’s annual Memorial Service and Medals Ceremony.

Daniel O'Donnell

Assemblyman Daniel O’Donnell addresses the guests attending the Department’s annual Memorial Service and Medals Ceremony.

Brian Fischer

Retired Commissioner Brian Fischer addresses the guests attending the Department’s annual Memorial Service and Medals Ceremony.

Anthony Annucci with Donald Uhler

Acting Commissioner Anthony J. Annucci presents the Medal of Merit to Deputy Superintendent for Security Donald Uhler of Upstate Correctional Facility.

Anthony Annucci with Donald Uhler

Acting Commissioner Anthony J. Annucci presents the Medal of Merit to Correction Officer Scott Stedner of Eastern Correctional Facility.

Anthony Annucci with Mark Dubrey

Acting Commissioner Anthony J. Annucci presents the Medal of Merit to Correction Officer Mark Dubrey of Altona Correctional Facility.

Anthony Annucci with Joseph Poissant

Acting Commissioner Anthony J. Annucci presents the Medal of Merit to Correction Officer Joseph Poissant of Altona Correctional Facility.

Anthony J. Annucci

Acting Commissioner Annucci addresses the guests attending the Department’s 14th annual Memorial Service and Medals Ceremony.

Attendees

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

Wreath

A wreath commemorating the event sits inside the memorial room at the Albany Training Academy

Rifle Squad

A rifle squad from the Department’s Albany Training Academy prepares to fire a 21-gun salute to honor 42 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 in 2012.

Benediction

Reverend J. Michael Nace of Gowanda Correctional Facility delivers the benediction.

Donald Uhler with Superintendent Rock

The 2013 Medal of Merit Recipient Donald Uhler is joined by Superintendent Rock (Upstate).

Scott Stedner with Superintendent Griffin

The 2013 Medal of Merit Recipient Scott Stedner is joined by Superintendent Griffin (Eastern).

Mark Dubrey with Superintendent Demars

The 2013 Medal of Merit Recipient Mark Dubrey is joined by Superintendent Demars (Altona).

Joseph Poissant with Superintendent Demars

The 2013 Medal of Merit Recipient Joseph Poissant is joined by Superintendent Demars (Altona).

Medal Recipients with Superintendents

The 2013 Medal of Merit Recipients are joined by Superintendents Rock (Upstate), Griffin (Eastern), and Demars (Altona).

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