Pelican Bay State Prison (PBSP) reported that Correctional Officer Jason Roberts passed away on Saturday, June 1 in a recreational off-road accident.

Officer Roberts began his career with the state on Oct. 29, 2007.  Upon graduation from the academy, he began his Correctional Officer career at California Institution for Men (CIM).  He transferred to PBSP on July 23, 2012.

“All of us at CDCR extend our deepest sympathies to the family, friends and colleagues of Officer Jason Roberts,” Secretary Jeff Beard said. “Jason was a valued member of our department and his death is a huge loss to all who worked with him.”

Funeral services will by 1 p.m. Saturday, June 8 at the Brookings Church of Nazarene, 1600 Chetco Ave., Brookings, Oregon.

Immediately following the memorial service there will be a reception.