Department of Corrections and Community Supervision

17th Annual Memorial Service and Medals Ceremony
June 8, 2016
Albany Training Academy

2016 Medal of Merit Recipients

The 2016 Medal of Honor and Medal of Merit recipients are joined by Acting Commissioner Annucci.

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

  • Press release on the 2016 DOCCS Memorial Service and Medals Ceremony.
  • Full text of the citations for 2016 Medal recipients: Medal of Honor recipients, Auburn Correction Officers Kenneth McFadden and Gregory Edgar. Medal of Merit honorees Attica Correction Officers Leonard Platt and Trevor Macintyre, Collins Correction Officer Jeffrey Lewis, Fishkill Correction Officer Gary Roneker, Riverview Correction Officer Ryan Day, Wallkill Correction Officer Craig Walsh, Auburn PUE 1 Billy Kirby and Auburn Sergeant Joseph Merville.
  • Remarks delivered by Acting Commissioner Anthony J. Annucci during the Memorial Service and Medals Ceremony.
  • June 6 - June 12, 2016 proclaimed  875 KB as Corrections and Community Supervision Employee Week.
  • Governor Andrew M. Cuomo’s message 674 KB
  • List of 42 New York State prison employees 1,743 KB who have died in the line of duty.

... and in pictures

Emerald Society Band

The Department's Emerald Society Band and the Correctional Service of Canada "Ceremony Unit" perform at the Department's annual Memorial Service and Medals Ceremony.

Betsy Blake

Wende Institution Steward Betsey Blake sings The National Anthem.

Chaplain Nicole Thompson

Native American Chaplain Nicole Thompson delivers the invocation.

Joseph Bellnier

Deputy Commissioner for Correctional Facilities Joseph Bellnier serves as the emcee and introduces today's speakers.

Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul

Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul addresses the guests attending the Department's annual Memorial Service and Medals Ceremony.

Deputy Secretary Rachel Small

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

NYS Senator Patrick Gallivan addressing the guests

NYS Senator Patrick Gallivan addresses the guests attending the Department's annual Memorial Service and Medals Ceremony.

NYS Assemblymember Daniel O'Donnell addressing the guests

NYS Assemblymember Daniel O'Donnell addresses the guests attending the Department's annual Memorial Service and Medals Ceremony.

Anthony Annucci Addressing the guests

Acting Commissioner Anthony J. Annucci addresses the guests attending the Department's 17th annual Memorial Service and Medals Ceremony.

Anthony Annucci with Correction Officer Kenneth McFadden

Acting Commissioner Anthony J. Annucci present the Medal of Honor to Correction Officer Kenneth McFadden of Auburn Correctional Facility.

Anthony Annucci with Correction Officer Gregory Edgar

Acting Commissioner Anthony J. Annucci present the Medal of Honor to Correction Officer Gregory Edgar of Auburn Correctional Facility.

Anthony Annucci with Correction Officer Craig Walsh

Acting Commissioner Anthony J. Annucci present the Medal of Merit to Correction Officer Craig Walsh of Wallkill Correctional Facility.

Anthony Annucci with PUE 1 Billy Kirby

Acting Commissioner Anthony J. Annucci present the Medal of Merit to PUE 1 Billy Kirby of Auburn Correctional Facility.

Anthony Annucci with Sgt. Joseph Merville

Acting Commissioner Anthony J. Annucci present the Medal of Merit to Sgt. Joseph Merville of Auburn Correctional Facility.

Anthony Annucci with Correction Officer Jeffrey Lewi

Acting Commissioner Anthony J. Annucci present the Medal of Merit to Correction Officer Jeffrey Lewis of Collins Correctional Facility.

Anthony Annucci with Correction Officer Leonard Platt

Acting Commissioner Anthony J. Annucci present the Medal of Merit to Correction Officer Leonard Platt of Attica Correctional Facility.

Anthony Annucci with Correction Officer Trevor MacIntyre

Acting Commissioner Anthony J. Annucci present the Medal of Merit to Correction Officer Trevor MacIntyre of Attica Correctional Facility.

Anthony Annucci with Correction Officer Gary Roneker

Acting Commissioner Anthony J. Annucci present the Medal of Merit to Correction Officer Gary Roneker of Fishkill Correctional Facility.

Commissioner presents a Plaque for Other Law enforcement agencies

Acting Commissioner Anthony J. Annucci presents a plaque which honors the deployed staff who worked alongside other law enforcement agencies in the search for two escaped inmates from the Clinton Correctional Facility in 2015.

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 10 current employees who received medals today for acts in 2015.

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"Taps," performed by Captain Karl Adamik and Sergeant Brian Freeman echoed during the ceremony.

Chaplain Sheila Campbell

Protestant Chaplain Sheila Campbell delivers the benediction.

Wreath

A wreath is laid at the base of the memorial service wall which holds the names of the 42 men and women who have died in the line of duty since 1861.

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