Silver Cross awarded to 13 correctional professionals

Silver Cross Medal
The Idaho Board of Correction's Silver Cross

The Idaho Board of Correction has presented its Silver Cross Award to 13 correctional professionals for their life-saving efforts in six separate incidents involving a heart attack, assistance at the rescue of an accident scene, a choking inmate and suicidal individuals.

ISCI Officer Bren Farris was honored for coming to the aid of a fellow correctional officer who suffered serious injuries as the result of a motorcycle crash on his way to work at the institution.

Officers Sarah Cushman, Kyle Lynch and Lariena Roberts, Cpl. Todd Landry and licensed practical nurse Crystal Pettit were honored for saving the life of an inmate who suffered a heart attack at the Correctional Alternative Placement Program.

Cushman, Lynch, Roberts and Landry are employees of Management & Training Corporation (MTC), the company that operates CAPP -- an intensive drug and alcohol treatment facility south of Boise. Pettit is an employee of Corizon, the company that provides healthcare to inmates incarcerated at CAPP and at correctional facilities operated by the Idaho Department of Correction.

Idaho Maximum Security Institution Sgt. Christopher Audens was honored for using the Heimlich Maneuver to save the life of an inmate who was choking on a piece of food.

Idaho State Correctional Institution Officer Jordan Dana was honored for helping save the life of an inmate after he attempted suicide.

Officer Jaymie Brown and corporals Corey Seely and Kyle Holloway were honored for their attempt to save the life of an inmate who committed suicide at ISCI.

IMSI Warden Al Ramirez and IDOC's Office of Professional Standards Chief Investigator Will Fruehling were honored for helping save the life of a woman who attempted suicide.

IDOC's Silver Cross is awarded to correctional professionals who display prompt or alert action resulting in a life being saved or the prevention of serious injury to others and for demonstrating exceptional care for other individuals.

Story published: 02/10/2014
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