The State Worker

Chronicling civil-service life for California state workers

April 30, 2010
CDCR issuing Medal of Valor, other awards

100430 Medal of Valor picture.jpgThe California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation's annual employee awards ceremony started just a few minutes ago at the Sheraton Grand Hotel in downtown Sacramento. This year's event honors some 50 employees with Medals of Valor, Gold Star, Silver Star and Bronze Star awards, Distinguished Service and other commendations. Department Secretary Matt Cate is making the presentations, including one posthumous Valor award for courage.

The California Correctional Supervisors Organization has sponsored the event and awards luncheon since 2004. No taxpayer money is being spent today.

We'll have a list of award winners when it's released. Congratulations to all. The State Worker appreciates your service.


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