Coming Home: Las Vegas Police Escort CHP Officer To California - KMPH FOX 26 | Central San Joaquin Valley News Source

Coming Home: Las Vegas Police Escort CHP Officer To California

Posted:
FRESNO, Calif. (KMPH) -

 The trip home for CHP Officer Jesus Magdaleno and Felix Brandon Cruz started in Las Vegas with the Nevada Highway Patrol and Las Vegas Metro Police escorting the two men back to California.

Officers on motorcycles started the procession at a mortuary near Las Vegas. Following the officers were two white hearses carrying Magdaleno and Cruz. Right behind the procession was the family of the two men, including Magdaleno's fiancée. The procession made it way through Las Vegas and passed by the Las Vegas strip, just a few blocks from where the fatal carjacking happened.

Officers driving in the procession say escorting Magdaleno and Cruz back to California is the least they can do.

"It is moving for our officers, it's emotional and it's an honor for us to be able to escort him this far," says Lt. Joseph Wingward from the Nevada Highway Patrol.

Officers from the Las Vegas Metro Police Department and Nevada Highway Patrol stayed with the procession all the way to the state line. As the hearses crossed from Nevada into California three rows of officers saluted Magdaleno.

Officers say they want Magdaleno's family to know he died a hero.

"I look at it no different as if he were on duty, because an officer never really is off duty. This was a selfless act on the part of this officer. His first thought was to save his future brother in law," says Lt. Wingward.

Officers from the Nevada State Patrol say when handed the procession over to the CHP they were reassured that Magdaleno would not be left alone until he is buried.

  • Local NewsLocal NewsMore>>

  • FIRE SEASON 2014: Homes and Businesses Destroyed By Oakhurst Fire

    FIRE SEASON 2014: Homes and Businesses Destroyed By Oakhurst Fire

    The fire in Oakhurst has burned 612 acres and is 30% contained. Some evacuation orders have been lifted and people are getting their first look at the damage.
    More >>
    The fire in Oakhurst has burned 612 acres and is 30% contained. Some evacuation orders have been lifted and people are getting their first look at the damage.

    More >>
  • Triple-Shooting Under Investigation in Fresno

    Triple-Shooting Under Investigation in Fresno

    Fresno Police are investigating a shooting in East-Central Fresno.Lt. Joe Gomez confirmed to KMPH Fox 26 News that two victims have been found, and police believe there is a third.The shooting happened shortly after 10:00 p.m., at the intersection of Garland and Ezie, near Fresno Yosemite Airport.Police say the two shooting victims they have found so far, are expected to survive.More >>
    Fresno Police are investigating a shooting in East-Central Fresno.Lt. Joe Gomez confirmed to KMPH Fox 26 News that two victims have been found, and police believe there is a third.The shooting happened shortly after 10:00 p.m., at the intersection of Garland and Ezie, near Fresno Yosemite Airport.Police say the two shooting victims they have found so far, are expected to survive.More >>
  • Organ Transplant Waiting List Skyrockets, Learn How You Can Help

    Organ Transplant Waiting List Skyrockets, Learn How You Can Help

    Hundreds in the Central Valley now know the desperate plea from those in need an organ transplant, after a forum Tuesday in fresno.A Registered Nurse, who is used to helping people heal, is now in need of help herself.Mary-Margaret Foxon relies on photographs to feel the love anytime from her children and grandchildren."Look, they colored, and went to restaurants," she says, as she points to a photo album with her granddaughter and grandson, who live in Arizona.This is the easiest way for her...More >>
    Hundreds in the Central Valley now know the desperate plea from those in need an organ transplant, after a forum Tuesday in fresno.A Registered Nurse, who is used to helping people heal, is now in need of help herself.Mary-Margaret Foxon relies on photographs to feel the love anytime from her children and grandchildren."Look, they colored, and went to restaurants," she says, as she points to a photo album with her granddaughter and grandson, who live in Arizona.This is the easiest way for her...More >>
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and KMPH. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.