Retired Correctional Officer Edward Vargas passes away

Edward Vargas in correctional officer uniform.
Edward Vargas.

On August 10, 2021, California Correctional Institution (CCI) reported the passing of retired Correctional Officer Edward Vargas.

Vargas began his career with the department in June 1981 as a correctional officer at CCI. He retired from CCI in June 2008.

“CCI extends our deepest sympathy and heartfelt condolences to Edward’s family and friends. We know he will be greatly missed,” said acting Warden Brian Cates.

He was laid to rest August 13 in Bakersfield National Cemetery in Arvin.

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