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 had served with the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation for seven years. She is survived by her mother and brother.


  • Age 36
  • Tour 7 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash

transport, vehicle crash

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I did not have the good fortune to meet Mylene Zalar . From all the loving comments she seems to be some one I wish I could emulate. I found this site when I decided to look for Dean Caldwell a coworker from my years in Region III.
Finding this site warms me to know the brotherhood in CDCR is alive and active.

Parole Administrator I Karen R. Bowles
Parole and Community Services, Region.III

November 26, 2023

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