Larson, Carl M. CDC (ret)
October 25, 1936-September 9, 2013
Secretary NCPOA, Past President 2008/09
On Monday, September 9, Carl Larson passed away unexpectedly at his home in Folsom, CA. Carl served the California Dept. of Corrections for more than 53 years. Carl began his career with CDC as a Correctional Officer in July 1960 at San Quentin after serving in the Marine Corps. Over the years he promoted through the ranks of Sergeant, Correctional Supervisor II, Lieutenant, Captain, Program Administrator, Correctional Administrator, Chief Deputy Warden, Warden and Regional Administrator. His assignments included California Institution for Men at Chino, California Rehabilitation Center at Norco, Correctional Training Facility at Soledad, a return to San Quentin and subsequent assignments at headquarters in
Sacramento.Carl graduated from CA State Univ. in Los Angeles with a Bachelors Degree in Police Science & Administration. He was involved with the development of changing inmate sentencing from indeterminate to determinate, and oversaw the design phase of the new prison construction that added more than 20 prisons. He had a passion for the department which was exceeded by few. Most recently he was involved in developing the new Big House Prison Museum under the auspices of the Correctional Peace Officers Foundation and Old Guard Foundation which will be built on Folsom Prison grounds. The museum will contain memorabilia from the entire criminal justice system. Carl was a Past President 2008/09 and currently served as the Secretary of the Northern California Peace Officers Association. Carl is survived his wife of 42 years, Karon, who is also retired from CDC; his step-children, Cort Bentz (Sherry), Ethan, grandson, of Las Vegas, NV, Danelle Goodrich (Lee), Michael Bentz, grandson, of El Dorado Hills, Rhonda Bentz of Arlington, VA and sister-in-law Pamela Shilling (Bill) of Willits, CA.
John "Jack" Reed, FBI (ret) Feb. 22, 1926 -Sept. 17, 2013
Passed peacefully away on September 17, 2013 at the age of 87. He was a great 'Dad' to his 6 children - John, Kathie, Mary Ann, Chuck, Liz and Tim and the gentle giant 'Pa-Pa' to 14 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. He is survived by his loving & caring wife Mary Ellen 'Tay'.
Born in Oakland, CA on February 22, 1926 Jack graduated from UC Berkeley, then served in the Navy before spending a distinguished 26-year career in the FBI. He served as Special Agent in Charge in Sacramento and other offices before retiring in 1978. Jack helped apprehend many 'bad guys' throughout his service in the FBI, met generals and Presidents; he truly loved being an agent. He was a history buff, avid photographer, and was active in a wide variety of parish events over the years. He was a member the Northern California Peace Officers Association, the Elks and Knights of Columbus and was honored by the Mummers as Irishman of the Year in 1990. He loved music in all forms, playing the trumpet, and singing in choir and Barbershop Quartet. In earlier years Jack played golf, enjoyed coin collecting and was a real 'Do it yourself' dad who taught his children how to fix anything and everything. The entire family was always surrounded and nurtured by his love and kindness.
He is predeceased by his siblings Joseph Reed of Yountville, CA and Sister Mary Elizabeth Reed, D.C., of Los Altos Hills, CA.
CORBY, Jr., Jay Lawrence 'Larry'
President NCPOA 2011/2012
California Dept of Corrections
Larry Corby died peacefully at home on March 18, 2014 after a brief battle with brain cancer. He is survived by his wife Charleene of 47 years, daughter Camie (Chris) Gould, son Jarrod Corby, grandchildren Caden and Connor Gould, Jarrod Jr. and Cameron Rose Corby. Larry is also survived by his sisters Carol Manning and Connie (Steve) Haussler, sister-in-law Rhonda (Terry) Pfenning, brothers-in-law Randy Keeney, Mark (Ronda) Keeney, and many nieces and nephews.
Larry was born in Berwyn, Illinois on October 1, 1944 to Jay and Jane Corby. He served with distinction for six years in the United States Marine Corps, including a tour of duty in Vietnam. Following his military service Larry joined the California Department of Corrections as a Correctional Officer at Folsom State Prison. The highlight of Larry's 31-year correctional career was his instrumental work in the Department of Planning and Construction in maintaining the safest correctional facilities in the nation. He retired as a Captain in 2000.
Larry was a member of the California Correctional Peace Officers Association (CCPOA) assisting the president in accomplishing goals for line staff. He served on the Executive Council and as State Secretary for a total of 11 years. He continued to be a member and supporter via the Retired Chapter of CCPOA.
Larry served as President of the Northern California Peace Officers Association 2011/2012 and on the Board of Directors from 2009 until his passing.
Larry was one of five co-founders and a lifelong National Director of the Correctional Peace Officers (CPO) Foundation, a national charity for those in the corrections profession. Now in its 30th year, the CPO Foundation has provided over $16 million during the last decade to families of Correctional Officers who have lost their lives in the line of duty and to Officers and families in times of catastrophic need.
In addition to the family of which he was most proud, Larry was also proud to have been part of the team that conceived the concept and actively furthered the process of constructing a National Corrections Museum. This museum will be built on the grounds of Folsom State Prison.
In lieu of flowers, the Corby family requests that donations be made to the National Corrections Museum building fund. Donations should be made to: 'Big House Prison Museum' and mailed to the CPO Foundation, P.O. Box 348390, Sacramento, CA 95834-8390.
Ed Scribner, Life Member.
Jan. 24, 1928 - March 4, 2014
The Scribner family sadly announces the passing of Edmond Mason Scribner Jr. on March 4, 2014. Ed was born Jan. 24, 1928, in San Francisco, Calif. Ed grew up in Red Bluff, Calif., and resided in Bandon since 1981. Ed proudly served his country in the United States Army from 1946 to 1948.
Ed married his beloved wife, Rene Scribner July 30, 1949.
Ed had a long eventful career with the Pacific Bell Telephone Company, where he climbed telephone poles and later went into management and finally retired as a special agent for Pacific Bell Telephone. Ed was well respected and admired, as he had countless commendations for his tireless and dedicated work with the FBI, police, and sheriff’s department in Sacramento, Calif.
After Ed’s retirement from Pacific Bell Telephone Company, Ed went on to pursue a new career growing cranberries in Bandon. Ed was a man who exemplified wisdom, integrity, generosity and gratitude.
Ed was a dedicated life member of the Northern California Peace Officers Association and the Bandon Masonic Lodge No. 130 and VFW Post No. 3440. Ed was a devoted member of Ben Ali Shrine, Scottish Rite Freemasonry and Coquille Valley Elks.
FERRY, Robert McLean ''Bob''
Oct 24, 1935-Nov 15, 2014
Sacramento Sheriff's Department, California
Highway Patrol, Sacramento District Attorney's
Cal Expo State Police
Robert McLean "Bob" Ferry, age 79, died peacefully at home in Sacramento surrounded by and in the loving care of his family on Saturday, Nov 15. Bob passed away after a courageous fight with cancer. Bob was born October 24, 1935 in Sacramento, CA. Graduated from Christian Brothers High School in 1954 and later married his high school sweetheart Toni Lee Brown on Feb 6, 1955. During high school, Bob played all four years on the varsity football team even making the all state team. He then played one year for the semi-pro team the Sacramento Lancers. Bob attended Sacramento City College and California State University at Sacramento earning a bachelors degree in criminal justice. Bob's professional career was full of wonderful twists and turns along the same path in his pursuit of protecting the citizens of his community through law enforcement and fire protection. He started his career in 1956 as a Sacramento Sheriff's Officer. Then on to the California State Highway Patrol as both a motorcycle and patrol officer. Returning to the Sacramento Sheriff's Dept. until moving on to the Sacramento District Attorney's Office as a criminal investigator where he retired in 1990. In addition, to serving as a full time officer for these numerous agencies, he served as a California State Police Officer from 1959 until his death as a sergeant at Cal Expo State Fair. Bob played in the 1st Annual Pig Bowl as an offensive lineman for Sacramento Sheriff Razorbacks in 1974.
Bob was a long time member of the Northern California Peace Officers Association and will be missed by all his friends and colleagues. Rest in peace.