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For Immediate Release

December 18, 2013

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

Two State Corrections Officers Awarded Medals

(Concord, N.H.) The New Hampshire Department of Corrections announces that two Corrections Officers assigned to the New Hampshire State Prison for Men in Concord received medals for extraordinary achievements. Corrections Officer Michael Bushway and Mark Kimball were awarded the Departments Life Saving medal for their roles in averting an inmate suicide attempt on September 10, 2013. The medals were presented by Warden Richard M. Gerry.

The Department’s Life Saving medal is awarded to Corrections staff for an act performed in the line of duty, which, through disregard of their own personal safety and with prompt and alert action, demonstrates exceptional effort toward the preservation of life and service to the public.

Along with the Life Saving medal there are five medals that can be awarded to staff. The others are the Medal of Honor, The Honorable Service medal, and Line of Duty medal for injury in the line of duty, and the Team Commendation citation bar.

(L-R) CO Michael Bushway, Warden Richard M. Gerry, and CO Mark Kimball

co's bushway and kimball with warden gerry
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