Department of Corrections and Community Supervision

18th Annual Memorial Service and Medals Ceremony
June 14, 2017
Albany Training Academy

2017 Medal of Merit Recipients

The 2017 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 2017 DOCCS Memorial Service and Medals Ceremony.
  • Full text of the citations for 2017 Medal recipients: Medal of Honor recipients, Auburn Correction Officer Gregory Edgar. Medal of Merit honorees Auburn Correction Officers Laurieann Walter, Brian Henry, and Charles Thomas along with Orleans Correction Officer Tommy Brice.
  • Remarks delivered by Acting Commissioner Anthony J. Annucci during the Memorial Service and Medals Ceremony, and Parole Memorial.
  • June 12 - June 18, 2017 proclaimed  608 KB as Corrections and Community Supervision Employee Week.
  • Governor Andrew M. Cuomo’s message 661 KB
  • List of 43 New York State prison employees 146 KB who have died in the line of duty.

... and in pictures

Deputy Commissioner Martuscello

Deputy Commissioner Martuscello speaks at the morning memorial service honoring parole officers and correction officers.

Acting Commissioner Anthony J. Annucci

Acting Commissioner Annucci speak at the morning memorial service honoring parole officers and correction officers.

Wreath

Members of the Public Employees Federation lay a wreath at the morning memorial service honoring parole officers and correction officers.

Correctional officers

Members of the New York State Correctional Officers and Police Benevolent Association lay a wreath at the morning memorial service honoring parole officers and correction officers.

Council 82

Members of Council 82 lay a wreath at the morning memorial service honoring parole officers and correction officers.

DOCCS

 DOCCS and Parole

Members of the Department of Corrections and Community Supervision lay a wreath at the morning memorial service honoring parole officers and correction officers.

Emerald Society band and Correctional Service of Canada

The Department's Emerald Society Band perform at the Department's annual Memorial Service and Medals Ceremony.

Eric and Dudley

Eric Barsness & Dudley sings The National Anthem.

Sister Sana Shabazz

Sister Sana Shabazz delivers the invocation.

Decputy Commissioner Joseph Bellnier

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

Assistant Deputy Secretary Joseph Popcun

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

NYS Senator Patrick Gallivan

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

NYS Assembly member David Weprin

NYS Assembly member David Weprin 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 18th annual Memorial Service and Medals Ceremony.

Anthony Annucci with Correction Officer Gregory Edgar

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

Anthony Annucci with Correction Officer Brian Henry

Acting Commissioner Anthony J. Annucci presents the Medal of Merit to Correction Officer Brian Henry of Auburn Correctional Facility, and Correction Officer Charles Thomas of Auburn Correctional Facility.

Anthony Annucci with Correction Officer Tommy Brice

Acting Commissioner Anthony J. Annucci presents the Medal of Merit to Correction Officer Tommy Brice of Orleans Correctional Facility.

DOCCS K-9 units

DOCCS K-9 units honored at the Department's annual Memorial Service & Medals Ceremony.

Memorial Ceremony Attendees

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

Rifle Squad

A rifle squad from the Department's Albany Training Academy prepares to fire a 21-gun salute to honor 43 state prison employees who have died in the line of duty since 1861, as well as the 5 current employees who received medals today for acts in 2016.

Taps

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

Father Emmanuel Mantzour

Father Emmanuel Mantzouris delivers the benediction.

Reverend J. Edward Lewis

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

Medal Recipients

The 2017 Medal of Honor and Medal of Merit recipients are joined by Superintendent Graham (Auburn), Superintendent Crowley (Orleans).

Correction officers Brice and Edgar lay a Wreath

Correction Officers Brice and Edgar lay a wreath at the memorial at the Albany Training Academy.

Commissioner with medal recipients

Acting Commissioner Anthony J. Annucci with the 2017 Medal Recipients.

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