Jesus "Jay" Manuel Magdaleno, Jr. was born in Visalia, California on April 17, 1980 to JoAnn Gonzales. He graduated from Tulare Western High School in 1998. Upon graduation he joined the United States Marine Corps Where he was stationed in 29 Palms and San Diego. While enlisted he received several awards and proudly served until 2005 with a final rank of Sergeant. At the end of his service in the USMC Jay joined the California Highway Patrol Academy. After graduating at the top of his class, he began his career as a CHP Officer in San Diego. In early 2009 he transferred back to the Central Valley to be closer to his family. He worked in Fresno, Coalinga and finally in his home town of Visalia. As an officer he received many outstanding reviews.
Jay is survived by his mother JoAnn Gonzales; his fiancé Nikki Mellow; brothers Mike and Vince Gonzales; sisters Debbie Quiterio, Teresa Davis, Kristina Cruz; five nieces and two nephews.
Services will be Tuesday, August 27th, 2013 at the First Assembly of God Church at the corner of Akers and Caldwell in Visalia at 10 am.
Arrangments entrusted to Miller Memorial Chapel, 1120 W. Goshen Avenue,Visalia, CA 93291 (559) 732-8371.