The CHP Officer was in Las Vegas to celebrate his bachelor's party when he was killed in a suspected carjacking, weeks before his wedding.
CBS 47's Lemor Abrams reports from Visalia on the emotional procession.
Sirens sounded on Goshen Boulevard as Patrol Cars, Firetrucks,
Ambulance, and loved ones drove into the Miller Funeral Chapel... by
Followed by two hearses carrying the bodies of CP Officer Jesus
Magdaleno and his brother in law brandon Cruz.
They were welcomed by locals...now at peace that the brothers are
back home in Visalia.
"Great outcome. A lot of support. Lot of show, a good thing," said
Randy Lokey, a friend of the family.
The procession started in Las Vegas where Jesus and Brandon where
They were there to celebrate Jesus' Bachelor Party.
"People take things for granted and you never know when it's your
time," said a woman watching the procession.
Jesus and Brandon died in a suspected carjacking at the Flamingo
hotel.As the pair loaded luggage in Jesus' pickup, police say James
Montgomery jumped in behind the wheel.
Brandon was in the bed of the truck.
Jesus jumped in trying to help.
But the truck sped off, crashing into a light pole a couple miles
away, throwing both out of the truck.
"Some of us from high school actually got together tonight, and
stood around and watched, and saw some people from class arosi in
the procession and it just hit close to home," said Rena Camarillo
who went to school with Brandon.
Jesus was supposed to get married next month.
Brandon leaves behind a wife and two children.
"Everyone's feeling the pain of such a loss," said Officer Scott
CHP Officer Scott Harris worked with Officer Jesus. And is
heartbroken over how he died.
"We in law enforcent understand the risk that we take do to their
job but you don't expect something like this to happen when you're
at your bachelors party," said Scott Harris.
Montgomery made his first court appearance Wednesday, looking
bruised from the crash.
He faces murder, robbery, and kidnapping charges.
But after a seven hour drive from Southern Nevada to Central
California, law enforcement's only focus was honoring a fellow
member of their force, and the brother in law, who he loved and