California Correctional Center reported the passing of retired Correctional Lieutenant Roger Deschene on Sept. 29.

He began his career with the California Department of Corrections as a Correctional Officer on Jan. 1, 1986, at San Quentin State Prison.

On Nov. 17, 1986, he transferred to the California Correctional Center.  He promoted to a Correctional Sergeant on April 24, 1995, and a Correctional Lieutenant on Nov. 22, 1999.  Lt. Deschene retired from service on Dec. 27, 2004.