The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) will honor 92 employees from across the state at 10 a.m., Thursday, Sept. 17, during the 31st annual Medal of Valor Ceremony.
During the ceremony, three employees will be recognized with the highest award given by CDCR – the Medal of Valor.
The Medal of Valor is earned by employees distinguishing themselves by conspicuous bravery or heroism above and beyond the normal demands of correctional service.
This year’s Medal of Valor recipients include youth correctional counselors who fought off an attack by inmates trying to get keys, and a correctional sergeant who saved the lives of motorists by shooting an armed carjacker who had already killed two people.
In addition to the Medal of Valor, CDCR will award Distinguished Service Medals, Unit Citations, Bronze, Silver and Gold Corrections Stars and Correctional Officer and Supervisor of the Year awards.
A live stream of the ceremony will be available at http://MEDIA.cdcr.ca.gov/OPEC/CDCRLIVE01 beginning at 10 a.m. Sept. 17.