California State Prison, Los Angeles County (LAC), reported the passing of retired Correctional Lt. Ken “KK” Lewis on Aug. 11, 2016.
He began his career with the department on Nov. 19, 1984, at the Correctional Training Facility as a Correctional Officer. He later promoted to sergeant and then, in 1998, he promoted to lieutenant.
Lt. Lewis transferred to LAC on Oct. 30, 2000. Prior to his retirement on Sept. 6, 2011, he was the prison’s public information officer and worked closely with the surrounding communities. He was also the recipient of the Distinguished Service Medal.