Corrections Heroes Honored

Governor Mike Parson presents four officers with major award for heroic acts

In an Oct. 7 public safety awards ceremony, Governor Mike Parson presented the Governor's Medal to corrections team members Cody Ross, Jason Huff, Cade Thompson and Andrew Fritzinger in recognition of their bravery. These exceptional staff members were instrumental in keeping Missourians at Crossroads Correctional Center safe when an offender protest escalated into a major disturbance and widespread property damage. Thanks to their quick actions, no staff members were injured.


Improving Lives for Safer Communities

In the Missouri Department of Corrections, we foster public safety, health and wellness. We support victims and give back to people in need. We facilitate treatment, education and job training to equip justice-involved Missourians with the skills they need to contribute to the state’s communities, inside and outside our walls. About 96 percent of people who enter prison return to Missouri cities and towns. We want to make sure they're good neighbors.