Correctional Officer Juan M. Diaz, Calipatria State Prisonpassed away Aug. 24, while off duty as the result of a motorcycle accident in Mexico.

Officer Diaz began his career with the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation on July 7, 2003, at the Richard J. McGee Correctional Training Center.

He started at Calipatria State Prison on Oct. 25, 2003.