Department of Corrections and Community Supervision

Press release and photos on the 2002 DOCS Memorial Service and Medals Ceremony

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

  • Press release on the 2002 DOCS Memorial Service and Medals Ceremony  3,307 KB
  • Copies of the citations for 2002 Medal of Merit recipient Wende Plant Utility Engineer Mark G. Battaglia, Medal of Merit recipient Washington Correction Officer Clinton L. Stevens, Medal of Honor recipient Coxsackie Sergeant Jeffrey D. Haines and Medal of Honor recipient Wende Correction Officer Paul D. MacNeil.  251 KB

... and in pictures

Attendees

A standing-room only audience turned out at the Training Academy in Albany for the Department's 2002 Memorial Service and Medals Ceremony. Governor Pataki delivered the keynote speech at the Department's memorial monument, seen in the center of this photo which was shot from atop of the Training Academy.

Paying their respects

From left, Assemblyman Jeffrion Aubry, chairman of the Assembly Correction Committee; Senator Dale Volker, chairman of the Senate Codes Committee; Father James Hayes; Director of Criminal Justice Chauncey Parker; Deputy Commissioner for Administration Charles Devane; Governor Pataki; Commissioner Goord and Correction Officer Jeffrey Calder pay their respects during the 2002 Memorial Service and Medals Ceremony.

MacNeil medal

Governor Pataki awards a 2002 Medal of Honor to Wende Correction Officer Paul D. MacNeil.

Haines medal

Governor Pataki awards a 2002 Medal of Honor to Coxsackie Sergeant Jeffrey D. Haines.

Battaglia medal

Governor Pataki awards a 2002 Medal of Merit to Wende Plant Utility Engineer Mark G. Battaglia.

Stevens medal

Governor Pataki awards a 2002 Medal of Merit to Washington Correction Officer Clinton L. Stevens.

Alllshot

Governor Pataki and Commissioner Goord are flanked by proud 2002 Medal of Honor and Medal of Merit recipients, from left, Washington Correction Officer Clinton L. Stevens, Wende Plant Utility Engineer Mark G. Battaglia, Wende Correction Officer Paul D. MacNeil and Coxsackie Sergeant Jeffery D. Haines.

Laying carnations

A mourner pays her respects by laying a carnation at the base of the Department's memorial monument during the 2002 Memorial Service and Medals Ceremony.

Somber mood

The mood was subdued and somber during the 2002 Memorial Service and Medals Ceremony at the Department's Training Academy in Albany.

Playing taps

Green Haven Correction Officer Gordon Wildrick plays taps during the 2002 Memorial Service and Medals Ceremony.

Emerald Society

Members of the New York State Corrections Emerald Society Pipe Band perform a selection during the 2002 Memorial Service and Medals Ceremony.

21-gun salute

Correction Officers ready for the 21-gun salute during the 2002 Memorial Service and Medals Ceremony.

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