Derrick “Bo” Taylor, 56, a veteran with the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, was killed in the mass shooting on the Las Vegas strip.
Taylor joined the department about 30 years ago, rising to the rank of lieutenant. He worked at the Ventura Conservation Camp, which houses up to 110 adult male inmates, according to CNN.
Taylor’s loss will be felt deeply, Warden Joel Martinez wrote in a memo to staff, according to a department newsletter posted online.
“There are no words to express the feeling of loss and sadness regarding Bo’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends,” Martinez wrote.
In the comments section of the notice about Taylor’s death, people praised him as a good coworker and friend. “Bo was a great man, as a supervisor he set the bar so high that no one will ever be able to touch it,” one comment read.