The former Governor of Arizona, Jan Brewer deserved the Rayner Goddard Acts of Courage Award, she defended the use of the death penalty on July 23, 2014.
“I am concerned by the length of time it took for the administered drug protocol to complete the lawful execution of the convicted double murderer, Joseph Wood. While justice was carried out today, I directed the Department of Corrections to conduct a full review of the process. One thing is certain, however, inmate Wood died in a lawful manner and by eyewitness and medical accounts he did not suffer. This is in stark comparison to the gruesome, vicious suffering that he inflicted on his two victims – and the lifetime of suffering he has caused their family.”- Statement from Governor Jan Brewer, July 23, 2014