Mark Hargrove, retired lieutenant, passes away

In 2018, Mark Hargrove was elected to Chino City Council

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Mark Hargrove

California Institution for Men (CIM) announced the passing of retired Correctional Lt. Mark Hargrove. He passed away March 28, 2021.

His CDCR career began in March 1988 as a correctional officer at the California Rehabilitation Center.

He promoted to correctional sergeant in September 1998 at CIM. In August 2005, he promoted to correctional lieutenant.

Lt. Hargrove retired from CDCR in December 2017.

Retirement didn’t slow down Mark Hargrove

Public service called him again and he served on the Chino Planning Commission. In 2018, he won a seat on the Chino City Council. He was a longtime Chino resident, graduating Chino High School in 1982.

Hargrove served as the city’s representative on the Santa Ana Watershed Advisory Council and the Citizen’s Advisory Committee to CIM and California Institution for Women.

Lt. Hargrove was also a veteran, serving in the US Air Force from 1983 to 1987, achieving the rank of sergeant.

“It was an honor to be his colleague and friend,” said Chino Mayor Pro Tem Marc Lucio. “Mark will be greatly missed by everyone that admired his honesty and integrity. Our thoughts and prayers are with Mark’s wife, Teri, and family. Our deepest sympathies go out to them.”

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