Corrections Officer Mylene G. Zalar

Corrections Officer Mylene G. Zalar

California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, California

End of Watch Thursday, September 11, 1997

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Mylene G. Zalar

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.

Bio

  • Age 36
  • Tour 7 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash

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Think of you today. A little over 40 years ago I met you at the Press Enterprise newspaper. You helped me decide which classes I should take at Riverside City College.
Take the history class with the teacher that has long hair, wears shorts and sandals all the time. Take the biology class Mylene mentioned. We had fun in both of classes. We lost contact after that.

Sam Garrard

September 11, 2021

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