Corrections Officer Mylene G. Zalar

Corrections Officer Mylene G. Zalar

California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, California

End of Watch Thursday, September 11, 1997

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.


  • Age 36
  • Tour 7 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash

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