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CDCR Issues Statement on Correctional Officer Death

SACRAMENTO – The Sacramento Police Department’s Homicide Unit and Crime Scene Investigations Unit are investigating the homicide of Correctional Officer Steve Lo, 39, a three-year veteran of the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation.

According to the Sacramento Police Department, Officer Lo was found shot in the garage of his Sacramento home on Wednesday, October 15, 2008 at 4:59 a.m. It appears he was preparing to leave for work when he was shot. He was transported to an area hospital where he later died.

Officer Lo is survived by his wife and five children. He started at the Basic Correctional Officer’s Academy on November 14, 2005 and began his assignment at the California Medical Facility on March 4, 2006.

“Officer Lo was a well-respected, professional officer who carried out his duties with diligence and humanity,” CDCR Secretary Matthew Cate said. “His death is a great loss to his family as well as his friends and co-workers at California Medical Facility and at CDCR.

“My condolences and prayers are with his family. We will continue to work closely with the Sacramento Police Department to ensure the person or persons responsible for this heinous act will be brought to justice.”

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