Awards and Appreciation

CSP‑Solano, CMF honor staff for their hard work

Vacaville mayor presents proclamations to CMF, Solano

California State Prison-Solano (CSP-Solano) and California Medical Facility (CMF) recently honored staff for their hard work.

Vacaville Mayor Ron Rowlett also presented framed proclamations honoring Correctional Officers and correctional staff at each institution.

CMF Warden Daniel Cueva and CSP-Solano Warden Giselle Matteson officiated the ceremonies at their respective institutions.

The following staff received honors:

California State Prison-Solano

  • Correctional Sgt. William Fritz, who when off-duty, assisted a victim of a vehicle crash with possible spinal injuries, keeping onlookers from making the injuries worse.
  • Correctional Officer Tyler Mensik, who saved a staff member from injury as he collapsed and promptly summoned medical aid.
  • Correctional Officer Earl Cooper, who while off-duty, helped a California Highway Patrol officer pull a resisting suspect from a burning car, possible saving the officer and the suspect from injury.
  • Associate Warden Robert Obrien, who while vacationing in a rural area, gave vital and prolonged CPR and other aid to a victim. He kept her alive until Emergency Medical Service personnel arrived much later.
  • The CSP-Solano Public Health team and California Prison Industry (CALPIA) staff were also recognized for their efforts.

California Medical Facility

  • Correctional Officer Cody Greer, who while fishing in San Francisco Bay, helped rescue three men. The men’s boat capsized and Officer Greer pulled all three into his boat
  • Correctional Officer Joshua Brown for dedication in supporting all staff
  • Correctional Officer James Eilers for dedication in his 36 years of  at CDCR, all at CMF
  • Registered Nurse Kanwalpreet Kaur for dedication to patients at CMF
  • Licensed Vocational Nurse Kristian Patterson for dedication to patients at CMF
  • Registered Nurse Glenda Hughes for dedication to patients at CMF
  • Academic Teacher Phil Anderson for dedication of service
  • Academic Teacher Brian Donson for dedication of service
  • Sgt. Sheri Gonzalez as Employee of the Month

This report was compiled from copy submitted by Lt. Brady Olivas of CMF and Lt. Rodney Speight of CSP-Solano.