California Department of Corrections Lieutenant, Anthony Gentile, Jr., 41, was killed around 6 a.m. Oct. 7th when he was involved in a multi-vehicle accident southwest of Stockton.
Lt. Gentile was on duty when an intoxicated driver slammed head-on into oncoming traffic, killing the Lt. and wrecking a tractor-trailer and 2 cars. The driver, Matthew Luke, had two prior convictions for driving under the influence, according to jail records, and was on probation at the time of the crash, police said.
Gentile was a dedicated peace officer with the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation for 17 years. He spent his career at Folsom State Prison, Mule Creek State Prison and California Health Care Facility, Stockton.
He is survived by Patty, his wife of 21 years, and his children Naomi, Anthony and Vincent,