Medal of Valor

The medal of valor is awarded to individuals who have distinguished themselves with a deed of
personal bravery or self-sacrifice that involved the risk of life.

Nominations for the 2018-2019 Medal of Valor are Open! Click Here.

Congratulations to the awardees of the 2017-2018 Medal of Valor


  • Paul Nielson, Correctional Officer
    Tennessee Department of Corrections
  • Jesse Shookley, Correctional Officer
    Tennessee Department of Corrections
  • Lester Ball, Correctional Officer
    Tennessee Department of Corrections
  • Laticia Zamora Martinea, Case Manager
    Metropolitan Correctional Center in Chicago, Illinois