Today: Procession for corrections officer who died months after inmate attack

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A procession is planned to honor a correctional officer who died five months after being assaulted by inmates.

On Monday, Sept. 24, a multi-agency procession will escort Armando Gallegos’ body from the coroner’s office to a chapel in Visalia.

The route for the procession will begin at the coroner’s office, head north on Mount Vernon Avenue, then head west on Highway 178, then go north on Golden State Highway before going northbound on Highway 99.

Bakersfield CHP will hand off the procession to Visalia CHP at the Kern County line. You can expect to see delays along the procession route beginning at 1 p.m.

Last week, Kern Valley State Prison officer Armando Gallegos died and the California Correctional Peace Officers Association said his death was from the injuries he suffered in the April attack.

CCPOA is calling Gallegos’ death murder, but no charges have been filed and a cause of death has not been determined.

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