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Watch Gold Medal presentation for Sergeant Villarreal

Sergeant Villarreal wears Gold Medal.
CCWF Sergeant Hector Villarreal was honored at a small in-person ceremony at CCWF where he was presented the Gold Medal.

CDCR recognizes its heroic staff going above and beyond to serve their communities, sometimes at great risk to their own lives. Correctional Sergeant Hector Villarreal was recently honored with a Gold Medal for his heroic actions in protecting the citizens of Kerman and his family from a serial shooter in 2018. (Read more about his story.)

The Gold Medal is the highest honor the State of California bestows upon its employees.

Watch Villarreal’s Gold Medal presentation:

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