John Fuentes Sr, retired lieutenant, passes away

Lieutenant John Fuentes wearing a uniform
John Fuentes

Retired Correctional Lieutenant John Fuentes, Sr., passed away December 22, 2021. He was 68 years old.

He began his CDCR career as a cadet as a correctional officer at the Correctional Training Facility at Soledad. Fuentes promoted to sergeant at California Correctional Institution at Tehachapi. He then promoted to lieutenant at Avenal State Prison, where he remained until retiring in 2003.

Fuentes was preceded in death by his wife, a son, and daughter. He is survived by four sons and over 20 grandchildren.

Services for Lieutenant Fuentes were held January 14, 2022.

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