Associate Warden Steven "Troy" Ojeda was killed in a car accident Aug. 26 while on his way to work.

Associate Warden Steven “Troy” Ojeda was killed in a car accident Aug. 26 while on his way to work.

Wasco State Prison-Reception Center reported the passing of Associate Warden Steven “Troy” Ojeda on Aug. 26.

He was killed in an automobile accident while on his way to work.

He began his career with the department as a Correctional Officer in 1990.

He held the positions of Correctional Sergeant, Correctional Lieutenant, Correctional Counselor and Correctional Captain.

After beginning his career at the California Men’s Colony, he took on assignments at Wasco State Prison and North Kern State Prison, before returning to Wasco in 2010 as Associate Warden.

Services 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 5 at the Atascadero Bible Church,  6225 Atascadero Mall,  Atascadero, CA 93422.

A Celebration of Life will at 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 5 agt the Templeton Park, Old Country Road and 5th St., Templeton, CA.

Wasco State Prison-Reception Center will hold a memorial service from 9 to 10 a.m. at the In-service Training Building.  His family plans on attending this service also.