|8th of 31 NYC DOC Medal Day 2011 NYCHS image pages||xx||Chief of Department Michael Hourihane and Commissioner Schriro stood as Captain Demetria Gives of OBCC/NIC, who served as mistress of ceremonies, announced each honoree's name and read the formal citation accompanying the respective medal being conferred. The Chief and the Commissioner led applause||xx||
|for the honoree. Working quietly and unobtrusively in the background, C.O. William Ryba, far left, and other members of the DOC Ceremonial Unit had each medal at the ready in proper sequence.
The following description of the awards presented is taken from the Medal Day 2011 booklet.
Medal of Honor: Meritorious Duty: Mayor’s Award for Excellence in Corrections: Excellent Duty Ribbon: Union Awards: Unit Citation: Certificate of Appreciation: “Gotcha Good” Awards:
Medal of Honor:
Mayor’s Award for Excellence in Corrections:
Excellent Duty Ribbon:
Certificate of Appreciation:
“Gotcha Good” Awards:
WEBMASTER NOTE: At Medal Day 2011 ceremonies in the George Motchan Detention Center (GMDC) on Rikers Island Nov. 15th, the NYC Department of Correction honored staff for heroic acts on and off the job, as well as for distinguished and exceptional on-the-job performance and community service. This New York Correction History Society (NYCHS) presentation features images derived from photos taken by NYCHS at the event as well as texts and images scanned by NYCHS from NYC DOC's Medal Day 2011 booklet distributed at the ceremonies.
|Preliminaries, 0 -- 8; DOC medals, 9 -- 15; Mayor's awards, 16 -- 18; Unit Citations, 19 -- 21; union awards, 22 -- 28; benediction, 29; booklet lists, 30 & 31.|