Retired parole Agent II Gary Lee Howell has passed. Agent Howell retired in 2011 after serving 28 years with CDCR.

He began his career as a truck driver for Cal PIA at the California Institution for Men (CIM). He was appointed to a Correctional Officer at CIM and was the ISU K9 Officer with K9 Rudy.

When Agent Howell was promoted, K9 Rudy was retired to live with Agent Howell.

Agent Howell promoted to Correctional Sergeant at Eagle Mountain CCF.

He started his Parole Agent career in the Costa Mesa Parole Unit. He then promoted to Parole Agent II, Specialist, in the Indio/Palm Springs Office.

Agent Howell finished his career at the Moreno Valley Parole Office as the Parole and Community Team (PACT) Agent.