A charitable event raised funds for Correctional Officer Roy Chavez, who in turn, chose to donate those funds to the UC Davis Children's Hospital. Officer Chavez is battling a serious illness.

A charitable event raised funds for Correctional Officer Roy Chavez, who in turn, chose to donate those funds to the UC Davis Children’s Hospital. Officer Chavez, seated, was battling a serious illness and passed away less than two months later.

Mule Creek State Prison reported the passing of Correctional Officer Roy Chavez on Sept. 25.

Officer Chavez started his career with the Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) at the Richard A. McGee Correctional Training Center on Aug. 7, 1989. Upon graduation from the Academy, Officer Chavez’ first assignment was at San Quentin State Prison on Sept. 25, 1989.

Officer Chavez transferred to Mule Creek State Prison (MCSP) on Jan, 2, 1990 to continue his career with CDCR as an Officer.

This year, MCSP raised $20,000 for Officer Chavez during the 9th annual Golf Tournament, held at Castle Oaks Golf Course.

Because of Officer Chavez’ selfless generosity, all of the proceeds from the golf tournament went to the UC Davis Children’s Hospital, Child Life and Creative Arts Therapy Program. On Aug. 6, Officer Chavez, in a small ceremony, presented a check for $20,000 to the UC Davis Children’s Hospital. He is survived by his mother.

Read the Above the Call story on Officer Chavez, http://www.insidecdcr.ca.gov/2015/08/officer-battling-illness-donates-funds-to-cancer-stricken-children/