Correctional Officer Donald Daniel, 47, was pronounced deceased Monday, Dec. 8, at Coalinga Regional Medical Center.

Officer Daniel reported for duty at Pleasant Valley State Prison (PVSP) and informed his supervisor he was experiencing chest pains. An emergency medical response was initiated. He was transported to a local area hospital where he later died.

Officer Daniel, a 19-year veteran of the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR), is survived by his wife and two children.

“On behalf of the entire CDCR family, I want to extend my deepest condolences to the family, friends and colleagues of Officer Daniel as they mourn this tragic loss,” said CDCR Secretary Jeff Beard. “We have lost a dedicated member of our team  who was committed to protecting and serving the people of California.”

Officer Daniel began his career with CDCR on Nov. 11, 1995.

After graduating from the Basic Correctional Officer Academy, he was assigned to PVSP on Dec. 25, 1995.


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