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Annual Memorial Service and Medals Ceremony
June 13, 2019
Albany Training Academy

Acting Commissioner Anthony J. Annucci and Acting Executive Deputy Commissioner Daniel F. Martuscello III with the 2019 Medal Recipients

Acting Commissioner Anthony J. Annucci and Acting Executive Deputy Commissioner Daniel F. Martuscello III with the 2019 Medal Recipients

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

  • Press release on the 2019 DOCCS Memorial Service and Medals Ceremony.
  • Full text of the citations for 2019 Medal recipients: Medal of Honor recipients, Medal of Honor recipients: Office of Special Investigations (OSI) Senior Investigator Charlotte J. Meigs, Investigator Kevin M. Salemo, Assistant Deputy Chief Investigator Richard Hotaling, Investigator Lance C. Crossett, and Community Supervision Parole Officers Ingrid Cannonier and Maxelliot Corrrea. Medal of Merit recipients: Marcy Correction Lieutenant Timothy P. Corey, Midstate Correction Officer Jason W. Ploss, OSI Investigator Timothy J. Meyers, Fishkill Correction Officer Timothy J. Zeller, Willard Correction Officers Michael E. Denkenberger and Todd M. Benton.
  • Governor Andrew M. Cuomo’s message
  • Remarks delivered by Acting Commissioner Anthony J. Annucci during the Parole and Correction Officers Wreath Laying Memorial, and 2019 Speech for Medals Ceremony.
  • List of 43 New York State DOCCS employees who have died in the line of duty.

... and in pictures

Parole Officers and Correction Officers Wreath Laying Ceremony
Empire State Plaza

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Memorial Service and Medals Ceremony
Albany Training Academy

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

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 sings a rendition of “The National Anthem” and a verse of “Amazing Grace”

Gem Vullo sings a rendition of "The National Anthem" and a verse of "Amazing Grace"

Reverend Kirk delivers the invocation

Reverend Kirk delivers the invocation

Acting Deputy Executive Commissioner Martuscello serves as the emcee and introduces the day’s speakers

Acting Deputy Executive Commissioner Martuscello serves as the emcee and introduces the day's speakers

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

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

NYS Assemblymember David Weprin addresses the guests attending the Department's annual Memorial Service and Medals Ceremony

NYS Assemblymember David Weprin addresses the guests attending the Department's annual Memorial Service and Medals Ceremony

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

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 OSI Senior Investigator Charlotte Meigs and OSI Investigator Kevin Salemo

Acting Commissioner Anthony J. Annucci presents the Medal of Honor to OSI Senior Investigator Charlotte Meigs and OSI Investigator Kevin Salemo

Acting Commissioner Anthony J. Annucci presents the Medal of Honor to OSI Assistant Deputy Chief Investigator Richard Hotaling and OSI Investigator Lance Crossett

Acting Commissioner Anthony J. Annucci presents the Medal of Honor to OSI Assistant Deputy Chief Investigator Richard Hotaling and OSI Investigator Lance Crossett

Acting Commissioner Anthony J. Annucci presents the Medal of Honor to Community Supervision Parole Officers Ingrid Cannonier and Maxelliot Correa

Acting Commissioner Anthony J. Annucci presents the Medal of Honor to Community Supervision Parole Officers Ingrid Cannonier and Maxelliot Correa

Acting Commissioner Anthony J. Annucci presents the Medal of Merit to Correction Lieutenant Timothy Corey of Marcy Correctional Facility.

Acting Commissioner Anthony J. Annucci presents the Medal of Merit to Correction Lieutenant Timothy Corey of Marcy Correctional Facility.

Acting Commissioner Anthony J. Annucci presents the Medal of Merit to Correction Officer Jason Ploss of Midstate Correctional Facility.

Acting Commissioner Anthony J. Annucci presents the Medal of Merit to Correction Officer Jason Ploss of Midstate Correctional Facility.

Acting Commissioner Anthony J. Annucci presents the Medal of Merit to OSI Investigator Timothy Meyers.

Acting Commissioner Anthony J. Annucci presents the Medal of Merit to OSI Investigator Timothy Meyers.

Acting Commissioner Anthony J. Annucci presents the Medal of Merit to Correction Officer Timothy Zeller

Acting Commissioner Anthony J. Annucci presents the Medal of Merit to Correction Officer Timothy Zeller

Acting Commissioner Anthony J. Annucci presents the Medal of Merit to Correction Officers Michael Denkenberger and Todd Benton of Willard Drug Treatment Campus

Acting Commissioner Anthony J. Annucci presents the Medal of Merit to Correction Officers Michael Denkenberger and Todd Benton of Willard Drug Treatment Campus

Acting Commissioner Annucci with dignitaries at the Department's annual Memorial Service and Medals Ceremony.

Acting Commissioner Annucci with dignitaries at the Department's annual Memorial Service and Medals Ceremony.

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 12 current employees who received medals on June 13, 2019 for acts of bravery and courage in 2018

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 12 current employees who received medals on June 13, 2019 for acts of bravery and courage in 2018

Deacon Porcelli delivers the benediction

Deacon Porcelli delivers the benediction

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