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. Below is a June 2014 photograph of the members of the CPOF National Honor Guard. If you would like to be considered to be a member of the CPOF National Honor Guard, select “Honor Guard Application” under “Honor Guard” (above) to access the necessary form. 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: Lieutenant Donald Genwright, Officer Lawrence A. Bottner, Officer William P. Stranahan, Officer Brian L. James, Sergeant Antony Ruvalcaba, Officer Francisco Villegas, Officer/Bugler Gilbert C. Arizmendi III, Officer Angela F. Lujan, Officer Linda Dizmon, Colonel/Commander Steve Dizmon, Officer Mario O. Chandler, Sergeant Tania Arguello, Officer Ora L.Starks, Officer Steven T. Perrine, Officer Howard K. Dowdell, Officer Vanessa E. Lee, Officer Sedrick C. Ware, Officer Gerard J. Van Der Ham, Lieutenant Roy E. Hilliard Jr., Sergeant Anthony S. Mosby.
Not pictured: Raymond Gonsalves, Retired, Massachusetts Department of CorrectionIndividual Institutions/Facilities and State: Donald Genwright - Goree Unit, Texas Department of Criminal Justice Larry Bottner - Retired, Philadelphia Prison System William Stranahan - Retired, Attica Correctional Facility, New York State Department of Correction Brian James - SCI Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Department of Corrections Tony Ruvalcaba - Coffee Creek Correctional Facility, Oregon Department of Corrections Francisco Villegas - Goree Unit, Texas Department of Criminal Justice Gil Arizmendi - Ruben M. Torres Unit, Dominguez State Jail, Texas Department of Criminal Justice Angela Lujan - San Quentin State Prison, California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation Linda Dizmon - Retired, California Department of Corrections Steve Dizmon - Retired, California Department of Corrections Maria Chandler - Travis County Sheriff's Office, Texas Tania Arguello - Nevada State Prison, Nevada Department of Corrections Ora Starks - Warden, Bolivar County Correctional Facility, Mississippi Department of Corrections Steve Perrine - Coffee Creek Correctional Facility, Oregon Department of Corrections Howard Dowdell - Retired, California Rehabilitation Center, California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation Vanessa Lee - Academy Director, Central Mississippi Correctional Facility, Mississippi Department of Corrections Sedrick Ware - Retired, California State Prison - Sacramento, California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation Gerard J. Van Der Ham - Retired, Sumter Correctional Institution, Florida Department of Corrections Roy Hilliard - San Quentin State Prison, California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation Tony Mosby - Retired, California Rehabilitation Center, California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation Raymond Gonsalves, Retired, Massachusetts Department of Correction