Edward Vargas, retired officer, passes away

Edward Vargas in correctional officer uniform.
Edward Vargas.

Edward Vargas, a retired correctional officer, passed away Aug. 10, 2021.

Vargas began his career with the department in June 1981 as a correctional officer at California Correctional Institution (CCI). He remained at the institution until retiring 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 Aug. 13 in Bakersfield National Cemetery in Arvin.

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