Awards and recognition

State senator names officer who rescued traffic victims Citizen of the Month

Man presents certificate to another man wearing a correctional officer's uniform.
Correctional Officer Alfred Gascon received special recognition from Sen. Hueso's office.

Correctional Officer Alfred Gascon’s actions in June caught the attention of 40th District State Sen. Ben Hueso, who selected the officer as the Citizen of the Month recipient.

While transitioning from his job at Chuckawalla Valley State Prison to his new assignment at Calipatria State Prison, Officer Gascon rendered assistance to car crash victims.

“Officer Alfred Gascon is a true hero and his valor and bravery deserve the highest commendation. Thank you, Officer Gascon, for your unparalleled service both on and off the clock,” according to the senator’s September 2019 newsletter.

Read the original Above the Call story published in August.