Willie Tatum by Bill | Nov 13, 2018 | Obituaries Deuel Vocational Institution (DVI) the passing of retired Correctional Officer Willie Tatum on Oct. 27, 2018. He graduated the Basic Correctional Officer Academy in April 1998. Upon his graduation, he reported to DVI. He worked at DVI until he retired in February 2002. 3 Comments Shay McIntyre on Monday, December 3, 2018 at 12:59 pm Its so sad that we work so long in CDCR, retire and pass away. Enjoy your lives folks. Live your life outside of work. Reply valerie byrd on Friday, November 30, 2018 at 9:55 am Rest in Peace Willie. My condolences to your family…. they are in my prayers. Reply C. Romo, Sgt. (former Spencer) on Friday, November 16, 2018 at 9:49 am Rest in Peace Willie. You made the academy time more enjoyable with your pleasant personality and you were a great partner in our short time at DVI. My condolences to your family and friends during this difficult time. Reply Submit a Comment Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.