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For Immediate Release

June 13, 2005

Contact: Jeff Lyons
Public Information Officer
Phone: 603-271-5602

NH DEPT. OF CORRECTIONS AWARDS MEDALS TO SIX STAFF

(Concord, NH) On Friday, June 10, 2005 the New Hampshire Department of Corrections recognized six staff with medals for heroism.

The following individuals were recognized with medals:

  1. Corrections Lt. Robert Gauthier, Northern New Hampshire Correctional Facility, Berlin received the Honorable Service medal for evacuating a woman from a burning home in September 2003.
  2. Corrections Sergeant Timothy Hallam, NH State Prison, Concord, received the Life Saving Medal for breaking up a violent fight between two inmates in April 2004.
  3. Registered Nurse Maureen Barton, NH State Prison, Concord, received the Life Saving Medal for saving the life of an inmate who was found unconscious after a suicide attempt on June 15, 2004.
  4. Corrections Lt. Daniel Torres, Corrections Sgt. Normand Marquis, and Corrections Officer Nicole Plante, Minimum Security Unit, Concord, received a Team Commendation Medal when they aided a visitor who had collapsed without a pulse outside the visiting room on March 7, 2004.

The NH Department of Corrections offers five medals for heroism: The Medal of Honor, the Life Saving medal, the Line of Duty medal, Honorable Service medal, and the Team Commendation medal.  Corrections Commissioner Stephen J. Curry offered his thanks and congratulations to the medal recipients during the annual New Hampshire Department of Corrections Employee Recognition Ceremony.

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