The Correctional Training Facility (CTF) reported the passing on Feb. 5, 2017, of retired Correctional Counselor III Jim McElroy.

He worked at CTF and Salinas Valley State Prison.

He finished his career at headquarters in Sacramento. He retired after 28 years with CDCR.

He was a highly decorated Special Forces Vietnam veteran.  In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be given to Green Beret Foundation at www.greenberetfoundation.org.