Folsom State Prison reported retired Correctional Officer John Downing passed away on July 13.

He began his CDCR career on April 9, 2000 as a Cadet at the Richard A. McGee Correctional Training Facility.

Upon graduating the academy, he reported to Salinas Valley State Prison.

On Jan. 2, 2002, he transferred to Folsom State Prison, where he remained working, until retiring from CDCR in April of 2014.

Services will be 11:30 a.m. Friday, July 31, at the Sacramento Valley National Cemetery, 5810 Midway Road, Dixon, CA.