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Correctional Officer Richard Ochoa | California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, California California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, California

Correctional Officer

Richard Ochoa

California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, California

End of Watch: Monday, April 26, 1976

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 38

Tour: 4 years, 8 months

Badge # Not available

Cause: Assault

Weapon: Blunt object

Offender: In custody

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Correctional Officer Ochoa was bludgeoned to death while working at San Quentin State Prison.

Officer Ochoa was found unconscious with head injuries by another guard who sounded a whistle. He was rushed to the prison hospital but died a short time later. Three inmates were suspected of attacking him with a weightlifting bar.

Officer Ochoa had served at San Quentin State Prison since August 1971. He was survived by his wife and three children.

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