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Secretary of Corrections Ralph Diaz
California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation
P.O. Box 942883
Sacramento, CA 94283
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On April 21, 2018, Corrections Officer Armando Gallegos was attacked and severely beaten by multiple inmates at the Kern Valley State Prison in California. The inmates continued to assault him and another corrections officer and eventually were subdued. Officer Gallegos was transported to the hospital after suffering from a broken nose, head injuries, and a fractured vertebrae. Officer Gallegos succumbed to injuries he sustained during the initial attack on September 14, 2018. Officer Gallegos is the sixth officer fatality from the state of California in 2018.