The CPOF National Honor Guard
From CPOF National Honor Guard Commander Steve Dizmon:
In 2007 the Correctional Peace Officers Foundation (CPOF) created a National Honor Guard. Since its formation, the CPOF National Honor Guard has been called upon to participate, solely or in addition to other Honor Guards, in various Memorial Ceremonies all across the country held to honor Corrections Professionals who lost their lives in the line of duty, accidents, and natural causes.
The CPOF National Honor Guard is also an integral part of the CPOF Annual National Memorial Ceremony conducted every June at the CPOF’s Project 2000 event.
If you would like to be considered to be a member of the CPOF National Honor Guard, click here.
Steve Dizmon, Captain, Retired CDC CPOF National Honor Guard Commander since 1989. Retired from the California Department of Corrections in 2000 after 30 years where he served as a Correctional Captain. Military: United States Marine Corps.
CPOF National Honor Guard Members with Rank within the NHG:
Back Row: Lieutenant Tony Mosby, Officer Antonio Perez, Lieutenant Tony Ruvalcaba, Officer Brian James, Officer William Stranahan, Officer Kevin Costello, Officer Sedrick Ware, Officer Vanessa Lee, Transportation Officer Dan Weber. Middle Row: Sergeant Robert Dunn, Officer Steve Perrine, Officer/Bugler Gil Arizmendi, Officer Howard Dowdell, Officer Dale Juanitas, Officer Ora Starks, Officer Thomas Ewell. Front Row: Commander Steve Dizmon, Officer Maria Chandler, Sergeant Angela Lujan, Sergeant Tania Arguello, Aid-De-Camp/Media Linda Dizmon, Assistant Commander Raymond Gonsalves and Captain Roy Hilliard.
Not Pictured: Lieutenant Donald Genwright
Individual Institutions/Facilities and State:
Tania Arguello – Warm Springs Correctional Center, Nevada Department of Corrections
Gil Arizmendi – Retired, Texas Department of Criminal Justice
Maria Chandler – Travis County Sheriff’s Office, Texas
Kevin Costello- Allegheny County, Pennsylvania
Linda Dizmon – Retired, California Department of Corrections
Steve Dizmon – Retired, California Department of Corrections
Howard Dowdell – Retired, California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation
Robert Dunn – Retired, Massachusetts Department of Correction
Thomas Ewell- Sumter, Florida Department of Corrections
Donald Genwright – Goree Unit, Texas Department of Criminal Justice
Raymond Gonsalves Jr. – Retired, Massachusetts Department of Correction
Roy Hilliard – Retired, California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation
Brian James – Retired, Pennsylvania Department of Corrections
Dale Juanitas, Folsom State Prison, California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation
Vanessa Lee – Central Mississippi Correctional Facility, Mississippi Department of Corrections
Angela Lujan – San Quentin State Prison, California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation
Tony Mosby – Retired, California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation
Antonio Perez – Bayside State Prison, New Jersey Department of Corrections
Steve Perrine – Coffee Creek Correctional Facility, Oregon Department of Corrections
Tony Ruvalcaba – Coffee Creek Correctional Facility, Oregon Department of Corrections
Ora Starks – Bolivar County, Mississippi
William Stranahan – Retired, New York State Department of Correction
Sedrick Ware – Retired, California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation
Daniel Weber – Oregon State Penitentiary, Oregon Department of Corrections