The California Men’s Colony reported the passing of former Correctional Officer Thomas Walters on Feb. 2.

Officer Walters began his career with the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation on Aug. 7, 1989. During Thomas’ more than 24 years of service, he worked multiple institutions including CSP-Corcoran, Pelican Bay SP, SATF-Corcoran, CCC and the California Men’s Colony. He left state service in March 2014.