Above the Call: Off-duty CO helps capture escaped inmate

Above the Call: Off-duty CO helps capture escaped inmate

An inmate who walked away from the Folsom Minimum Support Facility at Folsom State Prison was apprehended thanks to the sharp eye and quick thinking of an off-duty correctional officer. Officer Vianey Ford was driving through Rancho Cordova on Oct. 31 at 7:10 p.m. when she spotted someone she recognized as an inmate who walked away from Folsom State Prison five days earlier.

Above the Call: Parole agents face danger in Tehama County shooting spree

Above the Call: Parole agents face danger in Tehama County shooting spree

When a man began a shooting rampage across a quiet county in Northern California, agents from the Division of Adult Parole Operations (DAPO) were there to answer the call for assistance. On Nov. 14, an active shooter was reported at the Rancho Tehama Elementary School, located in a rural area of Tehama County. Mutual aid was requested for all available law enforcement in the area to respond. Four parole agents responded to the scene with the initial responders. As the situation escalated in the county, a second request for law enforcement assistance was broadcast and three parole agents and a supervisor responded. Following the incident, DAPO activated Peer Support for all involved agencies.

Above the Call: CIM Officer saves choking infant’s life

Above the Call: CIM Officer saves choking infant’s life

A family visiting their incarcerated relative has a quick-thinking correctional officer to thank for saving an infant’s life. On Oct. 8, 2017, Correctional Officer Martin Reyes was assigned to the Facility A, Visiting Yard, at California Institution for Men. While patrolling the yard, he saw an infant being held by a panic-stricken parent. The infant appeared to be choking.