The Division of Adult Parole Operations (DAPO) Southern Region reported the Aug. 3 passing of retired Parole Agent III Anthony “AJ” Garcia.

According to DAPO, he started his career at the California Institution for Men in 1978. Later he was promoted to Sergeant and transferred to the Richard J. Donovan Correctional Facility (RJD). He ended his career as a parole agent, retiring from CDCR in 2007.

The RJD Honor Guard from attended the memorial service in Chula Vista on Sept. 13.