By Lieutenant Roland Ramon
The Correctional Training Facility held a May 10 memorial to unveil newly renamed street signs in honor of the prison’s officers who died in the line of duty. The ceremony was held at the facility’s memorial garden and included the honor guard performing a flag salute.
The following officers were honored for giving the ultimate sacrifice for the citizens of the great State of California and their families
- On Jan. 16, 1970, at 6:35 p.m., while working in Y-Wing at Central Facility, Correctional Officer John V. Mills, at the age of 26, married and a father was murdered in the line of duty.
- On July 23, 1970, at approximately 9:50 a.m., while working in the recreation shack on the 1 Yard at North Facility, Correctional Officer William C. Shull, 40, married with four children, was murdered in the line of duty.
- On March 4, 1971, at 11:15 p.m., while working in X-Wing at Central Facility, Correctional Officer Robert J. McCarthy, 43, married with two children, was murdered in the line of duty.
- On May 19, 1971, at 9:20 a.m., while working in his office in Unit-I at Central Facility, Program Administrator Kenneth E. Conant, 49, married and a father was murdered in the line of duty.
Acting Warden C. Koenig addressed staff and guests and paid his respects to the fallen officers and their families. Their sacrifice impacts our staff today. The staff was challenged and encouraged to never forget these fallen officers.
The staff paid tribute through a moment of silence.