The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) will honor 107 employees from across the state Sept. 18 during its 30th annual Medal of Valor Ceremony. The ceremony will be held at the First Baptist Church of Elk Grove Community Center, where six employees will be recognized with the highest award given by CDCR – the Medal of Valor. The Medal of Valor is earned by employees who distinguish themselves through bravery or heroism above and beyond the normal demands of correctional service, displaying great courage in the face of immediate life-threatening peril and with full knowledge of the risk involved, while showing professional judgment and not jeopardizing operations or the lives of others.

In addition to the Medal of Valor, CDCR will award Distinguished Service Medals, Unit Citations and Bronze, Silver and Gold Corrections Stars.
Medal of Valor Ceremony
Medal of Valor, Bronze, Silver and Gold Corrections Stars awarded
Unit Citations honor groups’ bravery
Distinguished Service Medals for exemplary work conduct
Correctional Officer and Supervisor of the Year named

CDCR employees
CDCR executives, including Keynote Speaker Secretary Jeff Beard

First Baptist Church of Elk Grove Community Center
8939 East Stockton Blvd., Elk Grove
10 a.m. to noon Thursday, Sept. 18
By Monday, Sept. 15, to (916) 445-4950 or