Avenal State Prison reported the passing of retired Correctional Officer Salvador Mayo on Jan. 3.

He began his employment with the State of California on Jan. 3, 2006, when he reported to the Department of Corrections Basic Academy.

He began working at Avenal State Prison on April 22, 2006, and retired on April 30, 2011.

Funeral Services will be held at 11:30 a.m., Saturday, Jan. 10, at The Peoples’ Funeral Mortuary, 501 N. Douty St., Hanford. An after service will be held directly following the funeral services at the Elks Lodge, located across the street at 506 N. Douty St., Hanford.