Monday, June 12, 2000

Department of Corrections Medal of Valor Awards Wednesday, June 14 Noon West Steps State Capitol

The California Department of Corrections (CDC) will honor 67 employees for heroism and outstanding duty 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 Wednesday, June 14, 2000, noon, on the West Steps of the State Capitol. Youth and Adult Correctional Agency Secretary Robert Presley and CDC Director C. A. Terhune will present the heroism medals and awards for the Correctional Supervisor and the Correctional Officer of the Year.

During the ceremony, Sacramento news representatives Dave Bender, KOVR-TV, Mike Boyd, KCRA-TV, and Pablo Espinoza, KUVS-TV, will highlight details of the acts that earned the medals.

A summary of the individual actions and awards will be available on Thursday, June 15, 2000, on the CDC Internet site here.

Contact: Margot Bach, 916-445-4950