Fresno Bee — A Pleasant Valley State Prison correctional officer died Monday morning after complaining of chest pain when he showed up to work at the Coalinga prison, the state prison system said.
Donald Daniel, 47, showed up to work and informed his supervisor that he was experiencing chest pains. He was transported to the Coalinga Regional Medical Center where he later died.
The 19-year California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation veteran is survived by his wife and two children.
Daniel started his career with the CDCR on Nov. 11, 1995. Upon graduating from the Basic Correctional Officer Academy, he was assigned to Pleasant Valley State Prison on Dec. 2, 1995.
“We have lost a dedicated member of our team today who was committed to protecting and serving the people of California,” CDCR Secretary Jeff Beard said in a news release.