Correctional Officer Johnny “J.J.” Torres passed on Feb. 4.

“We here at CDCR extend our deepest sympathies to the family of Officer Torres,” said CDCR Secretary Jeff Beard. “Officer Torres’ death is a loss to all of the CDCR family.”

Officer Torres began his career as a Correctional Officer at Salinas Valley State Prison (SVSP) on July 15, 1996. He transferred to the Substance Abuse Treatment Facility (SATF) on May 14, 2001.

He moved to the Kern Valley State Prison (KVSP) on March 13, 2006.

Officer Torres served honorably in the U.S. Marines prior to joining CDCR.

Funeral arrangements are as follows:

• A viewing Monday, Feb. 11 from 3 to 7 p.m. at the Miller Memorial Chapel, 1120 West Goshen Ave., Visalia.

• Services, Tuesday, Feb. 12 at noon at the Visalia Public Cemetery, 1300 West Goshen Ave. Visalia. A reception will follow. Details and directions will be announced at the service.