Salinas Valley State Prison running team members, from left, are Officer Mario Barroso, Lt. Joseph Celaya. Sgt. Nicholas Scarlett and Officer Peter Rakitin.

Salinas Valley State Prison running team members, from left, are Officer Mario Barroso, Lt. Joseph Celaya. Sgt. Nicholas Scarlett and Officer Peter Rakitin.

Running team participates in first Never Forget Relay

By Lt. Eduardo Mazariegos, AA/Public Information Officer
Salinas Valley State Prison

Salinas Valley State Prison Facility B staff members participated in the first Never Forget First-Responder Relay to honor first-responders who have lost their lives in Santa Cruz County while on duty.

Dating back to 1897, the county has lost 11 officers and four firefighters. The four-person 5k relay run in Aptos Village Park was for law enforcement, firefighters, dispatchers, court employees and their families.

SVSP was the only law enforcement agency represented from outside Santa Cruz County.