Kern Valley State Prison (KVSP) reported the passing of retired Correctional Captain Eric ‘Rick’ McCormack on Dec. 12, 2018.

He started his CDCR career in July 1997 as a Supervising Cook I at the California Substance Abuse Treatment Facility and State Prison at Corcoran (SATF).

In October 2000, he promoted to Supervising Cook II at Avenal State Prison (ASP).  In November 2001, Rick entered the Basic Correctional Officer Academy.

Upon his graduation, he reported to SATF where he worked as a Correctional Officer.  In August 2004, he promoted to Correctional Sergeant as ASP.

In July 2008, he promoted to Correctional Lieutenant at SATF.  In November 2013, he promoted to Correctional Captain with Facilities Planning, Construction and Maintenance.

He transferred to KVSP in May 2017.  He in June 2018.