Department of Corrections and Community Supervision

Press releases and photos on the June 5, 2003, Memorial Service and Medals Ceremony

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

  • Proclamation.  433 KB
  • Press release on the 2003 DOCS Memorial Service and Medals Ceremony.
  • Comments delivered by Commissioner Goord at the 2003 Memorial Service and Medals Ceremony.  12 KB
  • Copies of the citations for 2003 Medal of Merit recipients Wende Correction Officer Mark A. Pietrzak and former Lakeview Correction Officer James T. Whitehead.  7 KB

... and in pictures

Bagpipers

C.O. Michael Hudson of Fishkill, left, and C.O. Jeffery Forsythe of Gouverneur played the bagpipes during the memorial service.

Buglers

A duo of buglers plays "Taps" toward the conclusion of the Memorial Service and Medals Ceremony.

Mark A. Pietrzak

Commissioner Goord awards a 2003 Medal of Merit to Wende Correction Officer Mark A. Pietrzak.

James T. Whitehead

Commissioner Goord awards a 2003 Medal of Merit to former Lakeview Correction Officer James T. Whitehead.

Emerald Society

Members of the New York State Corrections Emerald Society perform during the Department's 2003 Memorial Service and Medals Ceremony.

Commissioner Goord

Commissioner Goord speaks to those attending the 2003 Memorial Service and Medals Ceremony.

Survivor victims

Survivors of some of the victims who lost their lives in service to the people of New York state.

Laying flowers

Attendees lay flowers at the base of the memorial stone at the conclusion of the Department's 2003 Memorial Service and Medals Ceremony.

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