Above the Call: Off-duty CCWF correctional officer saves stabbing victim

Above the Call: Off-duty CCWF correctional officer saves stabbing victim

While on-duty, Correctional Officer Fred Moss can usually be found working at Central California Women’s Facility. But one recent morning the off-duty officer was checking off items from his grocery shopping list when he answered the call for help. On March 6, Officer Moss was shopping at a grocery store in Fresno. With his cart loaded and ready to check-out, he spotted an unconscious woman lying on the ground, a pool a blood forming on the floor around her neck. 

Above the Call: CIW nurse pulls teen from burning car

Above the Call: CIW nurse pulls teen from burning car

As Registered Nurse Justin Hobgood was on his way to work at California Institution for Women in the early morning on Feb. 1, he had to put his skills to use to help a teenage driver after her car flipped over. In the dark, he saw a vehicle trying to merge onto the freeway but a big rig was in the way. The smaller car continued at speed, trying to use the shoulder to pass and merge when the driver ran out of shoulder. As Hobgood would learn later, Destiny is 18 and was on her way to school.

Above the Call: SVSP nurse helps accident victim in car crushed by semi

Above the Call: SVSP nurse helps accident victim in car crushed by semi

After a long day at work at Salinas Valley State Prison (SVSP), RN Kimberly Houtz got in her car and began driving home on Highway 101, much like any other day. Ahead of her, she saw a semi-truck turn in front of a car, causing the smaller vehicle to slam into one of its trailers, becoming trapped underneath. That’s when her training kicked-in, not knowing the driver of the trapped vehicle was a correctional officer.