Off-duty from her job at the Division of Juvenile Justice’s O.H. Close facility, YCC Liza Ledesma was taking part in a circuit course workout at the gym on June 14. That’s when she noticed a man lying on the gym floor with another person rushing to his aid to begin chest compressions.
A Father’s Day trip turned into a rescue mission for a Mule Creek State Prison case records technician and his son. Thomas Haeseker was enjoying his special day with his family on vacation and taking wilderness training with his young son, Hunter, when things quickly went downhill.
A correctional officer from a conservation camp ended up putting his training to use to help save a young girl’s life. On April 29, a motorist rushed into Francisquito Conservation Camp to request help after witnessing a horrific accident near the camp. Sgt. Andy Flores called 911 to report to accident while Correctional Officer Gabriel Rodriguez responded to the scene to offer assistance.
A Sunday drive turned dangerous when a car slid on the ice-covered road and struck a tree, piercing the vehicle like a knight’s lance. A passing correctional officer and his wife, a nurse, were there to help the injured victims.
Two CDCR employees rushed to the aid of a neighbor during their off-duty hours, saving his life.
A family outing at a popular bowling center quickly took a dark turn when an off-duty correctional officer found himself performing first-aid on a stabbing victim.
An early morning coffee stop for two Folsom State Prison custody staff members turned into a foot-pursuit of suspected robbers.
A Valley State Prison correctional sergeant was on his way home after a day of training when he came across the scene of an apparent hit-and-run accident.
Folsom State Prison Correctional Officer Nicholas Young went above the call when he donated bone marrow to help save a young girl’s life.
What began as a normal drive home after picking up his son from daycare turned into a rescue operation for Sierra Conservation Center Correctional Counselor II Daniel Kirk.