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PRESS RELEASE: Washington State Department of Corrections Announces Agency Award Winners

Released April 20, 2018

Contact Jeremy Barclay, (360) 515-6661

DOC Communications

TUMWATER – The Washington State Department of Corrections (DOC) is pleased to announce the winners of its Annual Agency Awards. The awards recognize employees for their continuous, outstanding work to improve public safety. The recipients were recognized during a ceremony in Tumwater on Friday, April 20, 2018.

"Each of the award recipients serves as an example of the extraordinary work that our agency undertakes every day to improve public safety for all Washingtonians," said Secretary Stephen Sinclair.

A total of 74 DOC employees received agency awards out of a pool of 1,073 nominations.

The following awards were given to corrections employees:

Valor Award
Leadership Award
Petrine Marciniak Inspirational Award
Diversity Award
Community Service Award
Excellence in Safety Award
Community Corrections Officers of the Year
Counselors of the Year
Correctional Officers of the Year
Employees of the Year
Supervisors of the Year
Team Excellence Award – Headquarters Transportation and Extradition Unit - Prisons Division
  • Tim Birley, Transportation and Extradition Manager
  • Diane Sanchez, Corrections Specialist
  • Julie Almanzor, Corrections Specialist
  • Denise Arnold, Transport and Extradition Lieutenant
  • Thomas Shannon, Transport and Extradition Lieutenant
  • Sean Sanchez, Transport and Extradition Lieutenant
  • Jay Rothrock, Transport and Extradition Lieutenant
  • Christopher Church, Transport and Extradition Lieutenant
  • Raymond Gorzynski, Transport and Extradition Lieutenant
Innovation Team Award – Headquarters Visit Unit - Prisons Division
  • Sarah McKay, Office Assistant, Maple Lane School, Centralia
  • Shawnie Butteron, Office Assistant, Maple Lane School, Centralia
  • Jordan McKinney, Office Assistant, Maple Lane School, Centralia
  • Jessica Evick, Office Assistant, Maple Lane School, Centralia
  • Zackary Noll, Office Assistant, Maple Lane School Centralia
  • Jaquelyn Dale, Office Assistant, Prisons Division, Headquarters