From left, Deputy Director of Adult Prisons Anthony Romero, Director of Adult Prisons Jerry Roark, Deputy Secretary of Administration Mark Myers, Secretary of Corrections Gregg Marcantel, Medal of Honor Recipient Ronnie Martinez, Rep. Debbie Rodella and Deputy Secretary of Operations Joe W. Booker. Courtesy photo
New Mexico Corrections Department Cabinet Secretary Gregg Marcantel has presented a Medal of Honor to Ofc. Ronnie Martinez, who was held hostage during the 1980 prison riot.
The Feb. 2, 1980 prison riot at the Penitentiary of New Mexico is considered one of the most gruesome and deadly prison riots in the nation’s history.
Rep. Debbie A. Rodella pins Medal of Honor on Ofc. Ronnie Martinez. Courtesy photo