Retired Correctional Sgt. Paul Staebler, 56, lost his long and courageous battle with cancer on Feb. 1.

Sgt. Staebler began his career with CDCR on April 13, 1996. He began working at Avenal State Prison on  May 27, 1996.

He promoted to Correctional Sergeant on Sept. 15, 2008. He retired from state service Dec. 31, 2011.