The California Institution for Men (CIM) reports the passing of retired Correctional Officer David J. Martinez, on April 6.

Officer Martinez began his career with the Department of Juvenile Justice in July 1988 as a Youth Correctional Counselor at the Heman G. Stark (HGS) juvenile facility.

In March 2010,  he transferred to CIM as a Correctional Officer.  In December 2012, Officer Martinez retired from state service.

Officer Martinez will be missed by many of people at CIM.