On Dec. 27, 2012, Mule Creek State Prison (MCSP) was notified that retired Lt.  Larry Ward had passed away in a local hospital with family at his side.

Lt. Ward started his career with the California Department of Corrections in 1980. He promoted through the ranks, working at California Medical Facility (CMF), Folsom State Prison (FSP) and MCSP during his career.

Lt. Ward retired in 2010 from MCSP