Gerald (Jerry) M. Regan was raised in Fresno, California. He graduated from California State University at Fresno in June, 1969 with a degree in Criminology-Law Enforcement option.
While attending CSUF, he was active in the Reserves Unit which is affiliated with the Fresno County Sheriff’s Department. In the spring of 1969 he was chosen by his instructors and peers as the Reserve Officer of the Year. Upon graduation in June, 1969, he was hired by the Bureau of Narcotics Enforcement (BNE) as a Narcotics Agent, based in Fresno. He loved his job and served with great enthusiasm.
On the rainy evening of November 5, 1969, while en route to the stake-out of a lab in Merced, Jerry’s car was hit broadside and he died instantly. He was laid to rest on his 22nd birthday. He is survived by his wife, Marilyn Calvo, his parents, John and Alma Regan, his sister, Kathy Gillis, and his brother John Regan.