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PHOTO PROVIDED A 2013 Department of Corrections and Community Supervision Medal of Merit Recipient Donald Uhler (right) with David Rock, superintendent of Upstate Correctional Facility in Malone. While at work, Uhler executed emergency medical care on Correction Officer Ray Drake when Drake experienced sudden cardiac arrest syndrome and lost consciousness and stopped breathing. Also honored were Correction Officers Joseph Poissant and Mark Dubrey of Altona Correctional Facility who helped save a historic barn from fire as well as the lives of the horses inside.