Above the Call: CDCR Transportation Unit saves driver pinned in crashed truck

Above the Call: CDCR Transportation Unit saves driver pinned in crashed truck

While transporting inmates, a bus crew were the first to arrive at the scene of a single-vehicle accident. The victim, pinned inside the vehicle, was saved thanks to the quick actions of the CDCR staff. On April 26, 2018, while transporting 13 inmates on Highway 26, the Statewide Transportation Unit (STU) Northern Transportation Hub bus crew – Sgt. John Arthur and Officers Ronald Moore and Mario Perez – came upon a serious vehicle accident that had just occurred.  Emergency services had yet to arrive.

Above the Call: Shooting spree ends thanks to PVSP officer

Above the Call: Shooting spree ends thanks to PVSP officer

An off-duty correctional officer on a night drive with his family had to quickly act when they were confronted by a gun-waving motorist. Pleasant Valley State Prison (PVSP) Correctional Officer Hector Villarreal and his family were driving through Kerman on Jan. 8 when a Chevrolet Silverado pulled alongside, the other driver brandishing a black semi-automatic firearm at the officer and his family. Officer Villarreal shouted for his family to get down in their seats as he made several attempts to steer away from the other vehicle. The gunman pursued. Then Officer Villareal took action to save his family and the lives of other citizens.

Above the Call: Calipatria officers assist medical staff to save inmate’s life

Above the Call: Calipatria officers assist medical staff to save inmate’s life

What started as a normal work day for Calipatria State Prison (CAL) Correctional Officer Juan Galvan quickly turned into a life-or-death situation. On Friday, Feb. 2, Officer Galvan, while working as Floor Officer #1 on Facility B, Housing Unit 5, at CAL, responded to a call of “man down” in one of the cells. Officer Galvan found an inmate on the ground, unresponsive. Responding Officer Robert Gonzalez immediately assisted Officer Galvan, and took over providing chest compressions.