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

Released April 26, 2019

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 26, 2019.

“Each award recipient serves as a role model for their dedication and service to the department,” said Secretary Stephen Sinclair. “It’s a pleasure to be able to recognize our employees who go above and beyond to keep our communities and facilities safe.”

A total of 162 employees received agency awards out of a pool of 1,050 nominations.

The following awards were given to corrections employees:

Petrine Marciniak Inspirational Award
Equitable and Inclusive Workplace
Leadership
Valor
Community Corrections Officer of the Year
Correctional Officer of the Year
Outstanding Performer
Community Partnership
Classification Counselor of the Year
Excellence in Service
Innovation Award
Team Excellence – Family Offender Sentencing Alternative (FOSA) Unit
Team Excellence – Kids United By Incarceration Camp Team
Team Excellence – Okanogan Field Office
  • Ryan Bushnell, Community Corrections Officer
  • Aaron Culp, Community Corrections Officer
  • Nicole Davis, Community Corrections Officer
  • Stephanie Mestdagh, Secretary Senior
  • Debra Conway, Community Corrections Officer
  • Craig Danielson, Community Corrections Officer
  • John Lyles, Community Corrections Supervisor
Team Excellence – Pierce County Gang Unit (South East Pierce Field Unit)
  • Christopher Becker, Community Corrections Officer, South East Pierce Field Unit
  • Kelly Casperson, Community Corrections Officer, South East Pierce Field Unit
  • Zachary Johnson, Community Corrections Officer, South East Pierce Field Unit
  • Stephen Moffitt, Community Corrections Officer, South East Pierce Field Unit
  • Darrin Patterson, Community Corrections Officer, South East Pierce Field Unit
  • Randi Burke, Community Corrections Supervisor, South East Pierce Field Unit
  • Steven DePoister, Community Corrections Officer, South East Pierce Field Unit
  • Mario McRae, Community Corrections Officer, South East Pierce Field Unit
  • Christopher Muhs, Community Corrections Officer, South East Pierce Field Unit
Team Excellence – Stafford Creek Corrections Center Inmate Recovery Team