Retired Lieutenant John Fuentes Sr passes away at 68

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.

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

Services for Lieutenant Fuentes were held January 14, 2022.

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