Correctional Officer Richard Ochoa

Correctional Officer Richard Ochoa

California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, California

End of Watch Monday, April 26, 1976

Richard Ochoa

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.


  • Age 38
  • Tour 4 years, 8 months
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Assault
  • Weapon Blunt object
  • Offender In custody

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