Department of Corrections and Community Supervision

19th Annual Memorial Service and Medals Ceremony
June 7, 2018
Albany Training Academy

2018 Medal of Merit Recipients

The 2018 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 2018 DOCCS Memorial Service and Medals Ceremony.
  • Full text of the citations for 2018 Medal recipients: Medal of Honor recipients, Manhattan Region Senior Parole Officer Alfonso Camacho, Cape Vincent Correction Officers Dennis Donaldson and Andrew Norris. Medal of Merit honorees Five Points Correction Officer Eric Brewer, Sing Sing Correction Officer Jose Candelario, Great Meadow Correction Officer Owen Lunt, Fishkill Lieutenant Richard Rahuba, and Green Haven Correction Officer Jason Grasso.
  • June 4-10, 2018 proclaimed 1,272 KB as Corrections and Community Supervision Employee Week.
  • Governor Andrew M. Cuomo’s message 665 KB
  • Remarks delivered by Acting Commissioner Anthony J. Annucci during the Memorial Service and Medals Ceremony, and Parole Memorial.
  • List of 43 New York State prison employees 143 KB who have died in the line of duty.

... and in pictures

Acting Deputy Executive Commissioner Martuscello

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

Acting Commissioner 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

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

Gem Vullo

CO Daniel Munafo sings The National Anthem.

Imam Abdul Rahman Yaki

Imam Abdul Rahman Yaki delivers the invocation.

Acting Deputy Executive Commissioner Martuscello

Acting Deputy Executive Commissioner Martuscello 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 annual Memorial Service and Medals Ceremony.

Acting Commissioner Anthony J. Annucci presents the Medal of Honor to Senior Parole Officer Alfonso Camacho

Acting Commissioner Anthony J. Annucci presents the Medal of Honor to Senior Parole Officer Alfonso Camacho of the Manhattan Region.

Acting Commissioner Anthony J. Annucci presents the Medal of Honor to Correction Officers Dennis Donaldson and Andrew Norris

Acting Commissioner Anthony J. Annucci presents the Medal of Honor to Correction Officers Dennis Donaldson and Andrew Norris of Cape Vincent Correctional Facility.

Acting Commissioner Anthony J. Annucci presents the Medal of Honor to Correction Officers Dennis Donaldson and Andrew Norris

Acting Commissioner Anthony J. Annucci presents the Medal of Honor to Correction Officers Dennis Donaldson and Andrew Norris of Cape Vincent Correctional Facility.

Acting Commissioner Anthony J. Annucci presents the Medal of Merit to Correction Officer Eric Brewer

Acting Commissioner Anthony J. Annucci presents the Medal of Merit to Correction Officer Eric Brewer of Five Points Correctional Facility.

Acting Commissioner Anthony J. Annucci presents the Medal of Merit to Correction Officer Jose Candelario

Acting Commissioner Anthony J. Annucci presents the Medal of Merit to Correction Officer Jose Candelario of Sing Sing Correctional Facility.

Acting Commissioner Anthony J. Annucci presents the Medal of Merit to Correction Officer Owen Lunt

Acting Commissioner Anthony J. Annucci presents the Medal of Merit to Correction Officer Owen Lunt of Great Meadow Correctional Facility.

Acting Commissioner Anthony J. Annucci presents the Medal of Merit to Correction Officer Richard Rahuba

Acting Commissioner Anthony J. Annucci presents the Medal of Merit to Correction Officer Richard Rahuba of Fishkill Correctional Facility.

Acting Commissioner Anthony J. Annucci presents the Medal of Merit to Correction Officer Jason Grasso

Acting Commissioner Anthony J. Annucci presents the Medal of Merit to Correction Officer Jason Grasso of Green Haven Correctional Facility.

A 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 8 current employees who received medals today for acts in 2017.

Taps

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

Father Rabbi Susan Gulack

Rabbi Susan Gulack delivers the benediction.

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