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Department of Corrections Medal of Valor Awards

The California Department of Corrections (CDC) will honor more than 75 employees for heroism and outstanding service while on duty and in the community. The men and women were selected from nominees from CDC institutions, parole regions and headquarters staff for courageous acts and for distinguishing themselves above and beyond the normal demands of correctional responsibilities.

The ceremony will be held Monday, May 21, 2001, noon, on the West Steps of the State Capitol. Youth and Adult Correctional Agency Secretary Robert Presley and CDC Director (A) Steven Cambra, Jr. will present the heroism medals and awards for the Correctional Supervisor and Correctional Officer of the Year.

During the ceremony, Sacramento news representatives Mike Boyd, KCRA-TV, Kitty O’Neal, KFBK Radio, and Doug Brauner, KMAX-TV, will highlight details of the acts that earned the medals.

Contact: Margot Bach
(916) 445-4950