Poker Run honors memory of Officer Manuel Gonzales, Jr.

A decade ago, the life of Correctional Officer Manuel A. Gonzales, Jr., was cut short and his former coworkers and friends continue to honor his memory through an annual fundraiser.

officer manuel gonzalesOn Jan. 10, 2005, Officer Gonzales was working at California Institution for Men at Chino when he was stabbed to death by an inmate.

The Officer had worked for the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation for 17 years.

To mark the 10th year of his passing, friends and coworkers are hosting the annual Memorial Poker Run motorcycle ride on Saturday, April 11, at Bruce’s, 12623 Imperial Highway in Santa Fe Springs.

A $15 donation is requested. The donation covers the cost of the ride t-shirt, poker run and food. Menudo will be served at 8 a.m. as registration begins. The poker run starts at 10 a.m. The followup party at Bruce’s begins at 2 p.m. The event is rain or shine.