When a Valley State Prison (VSP) employee was on his way to work Jan. 8, he came across the scene of a two-car accident on a busy highway. Soon a second employee arrived and also helped one of the accident victims.
In late 2017, Pleasant Valley State Prison (PVSP) Correctional Case Records Analyst Heather Muela and her family were driving home and came upon the scene of a hit-and-run accident, which left a pedestrian lying in the road.
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.
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.
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.
When a series of strong hurricanes battered the U.S., four Richard J. Donovan Correctional Facility (RJDCF) officers pooled their personal resources and time to answer the cries for help. They traveled to Florida in the wake of Hurricane Irma, rolled up their sleeves and helped residents save their homes from further damage.