California Health Care Facility (CHCF) in Stockton reported the Feb. 3, 2019, passing of Correctional Officer Charlie “Chuck” Cisneros due to injuries he suffered in an earlier vehicle accident.

Charles Cisneros

Correctional Officer Charlie Cisneros, End of Watch Feb. 3, 2019.

While on his way to work at 5:50 a.m. on Feb. 2, Officer Cisneros collided with a tractor-trailer, sustaining life-threatening injuries. Emergency responders arrived, using cutting tools to extract him from the wreckage, and transported him to a nearby hospital. He passed away on Feb. 3.

Cisneros began his career at the academy at the R.A. McGee Correctional Training Center on Nov. 27, 2006. He started as an officer at Mule Creek State prison in March 2007 and transferred to CHCF in August 2013.

“Charlie was very well like and maintained loyal friendships with both staff at Mule Creek and CHCF,” wrote Warden Michael Martel in a memo to staff. “He will be missed by all who knew and worked with him over the past years. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Cisneros family.”