Jim Teynor honored posthumously by Department of Corrections

Jim Teynor

The late Jim Teynor, who was a correctional officer at the Prairie du Chien Correctional Institution until his untimely death while on duty on April 11, 2014, posthumously received a SALUTE Award on May 8 from the Department of Corrections. He was remembered, at a ceremony honoring this year’s recipients of SALUTE and Lifesaving/Valor Awards at the State Capitol, for his positive attitude and ongoing smile while at work.

The ceremony was held during Correctional Employees Week (May 5–9). The week was dedicated as a time to recognize and celebrate correctional professionals for their devotion, bravery, and ongoing commitment in creating the best possible outcomes for victims of crime, offenders and the public.

DOC employees demonstrate attributes each day that are worthy of recognition. These attributes can be summed up by Service, Awareness, Leadership, Uniqueness, Team and Excellence (SALUTE). Employees who have saved a person’s life, attempted to save a life, or demonstrated valor under extraordinary circumstances, are recognized with the Life Saving and Valor awards.

“Every day DOC employees go above and beyond the call of duty,” DOC Secretary Ed Wall said. “The individuals honored with these awards are true professionals and represent all that we strive to be here at the department and in our communities. We commend their actions and are inspired by what they have done.”

The Secretary’s SALUTE awards program started in 2007. Employees nominate their peers for an award. From those nominations, a committee makes final selections, which are forwarded to the secretary of the department.

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