CDCR, law enforcement agencies pay tribute to Agent Delgado
A memorial service was held in Rancho Cordova on November 4, honoring the life and career of Parole Agent Michael Delgado.
For more than a decade, Agent Delgado helped fulfill CDCR’s mission. He was 47 when he passed away October 3, 2021.
He began his CDCR career at the Richard A. McGee Correctional Training Center in October 2010. After graduation, he reported to San Quentin State Prison as a correctional officer. In 2013, he promoted to correctional sergeant and transferred to California State Prison, Solano.
He promoted to parole agent in 2017, assigned to the Woodland Parole Unit.
Career of community relationships
According to his supervisors, Agent Delgado was known for his ability to network and create relationships within his unit and the community. He consistently assisted the Colusa County Sheriff’s Office with the Jail, Task Force and Detective Unit.
Delgado received a letter of commendation from Michael Bradwell, the Assistant Sheriff of Colusa County.
Agent Delgado volunteered for every event and operation while assigned to the Woodland Parole Unit. Some of those included Operation Boo, Picnic Day, the Yolo County Fair, and the Youth Football Camp in West Sacramento.
In April 2020, he transferred to the Sacramento Metro 3 GPS Parole Unit, continuing to network in the community.
In April 2021, Delgado was assigned to the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force.
Delgado is survived by his parents, a sister and her children, and his grandparents.
Mule Creek, Solano honor guards pay respects
Paying tribute to Delgado were Honor Guards from CSP-Solano and Mule Creek. Also assisting were Sacramento Metro Fire Bagpipes, and Sacramento County Sheriff’s deputies.
Speakers at his service included:
- California Assemblyman Jim Cooper
- CSP-Solano Warden Gigi Matteson
- Parole Unit Supervisor Marna Hawkins
- Law Enforcement Chaplains
- Family members and friends
Several outside law enforcement agencies attended the services:
- Sacramento County Sheriff
- Colusa County Sheriff
- Rancho Cordova Police
- Citrus Heights Police
- Folsom Police
- Woodland Police
The services ended with a 21-gun salute and a flag folding presentation to Delgado’s family by the CDCR Honor Guards. Sacramento Metro Fire Bagpiper played “Amazing Grace” and a Mule Creek State Prison bugler played “Taps.”
Submitted by Michelle Lewis, District Administrator, Capitol District
Division of Adult Parole Operations