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Corrections Officer Mylene G. Zalar | California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, California California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, California

Corrections Officer

Mylene G. Zalar

California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, California

End of Watch: Thursday, September 11, 1997

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 36

Tour: 7 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Automobile crash

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Corrections Officer Mylene Zalar and Corrections Officer Paul Beridon were killed in a vehicle crash on California 108, between Oakdale and Jamestown, at approximately 3:45 am.

The officers were en route to the Sierra Conservation Center, in Jamestown, to conduct a prisoner transport when an oncoming vehicle crossed the center line and struck their department issued 1987 AMC Eagle station wagon head-on. Officer Beridon, who was driving, and Officer Zalar, who was sitting in the backseat, were both killed. A third officer in the front passenger seat suffered severe injuries but survived.

Officer Zalar is survived by her mother and brother.

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Corrections Officer Paul B. Beridon
California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, California
End of Watch: Thursday, September 11, 1997
Cause: Automobile crash

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Mylene,

Thank you for the wonderful memories of us working together at Press-Enterprise newspaper and our time in classes at RCC 1981-1982. I would not have had so much fun at RCC without you suggesting what classes I should take.

Sam Garrard
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September 11, 2017

 

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