California State Prison Sacramento reported the passing of retired Correctional Lieutenant Thomas “Vinnie” Ventimiglia.

Lt. Ventimiglia began his career with the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation in May 1983 at San Quentin State Prison.

He promoted to Correctional Sergeant in May 1987 at Folsom State Prison and transferred to CSP-Sacramento in July 1993. He promoted to Correctional Lieutenant in October 2000.

He retired in July 2010.

Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, Jan. 31, at WF Gormely & Sons, 2015 Capitol Ave., Sacramento.