John Culpepper

The California Correctional Institution (CCI) reported the passing of retired Correctional Sgt. John Culpepper on May 31, 2016.

He started his career with CDCR in June 1983. He promoted to Sergeant in January 1991.

He retired from state service in September 2009. He worked his entire career at CCI.


3 Responses

  1. Michael Dimmitt Thursday, June 2, 2016 / 10:04 pm

    Rest in peace old friend. We’ve known each other the majority of our lives, even though you attended CTC several months behind me, damn rookie. Look down upon us and help to keep us safe. You shall be missed, but even God needs an old Guard to protect his gates.

  2. Robert L. Papac Thursday, June 2, 2016 / 6:42 pm

    John worked with me for a number of years. He was a true professional who cared a great deal for everyone. R.I.P., my old friend. End of Watch.

  3. Frank Vanderhoofven, Lt. Thursday, June 2, 2016 / 12:21 am

    I started at CCI in spring of 1984, and I met John there. He carried himself like a 10 year veteran, and was always willing to help teach a rookie a thing or two. Fear was not in his vocabulary. John was the kind of guy you hoped to be one day, the kind of partner you always hope to have. Rest in peace brother.

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