BPD Sgt. Dennis Moore.

Bakersfield Police Department

A Bakersfield police sergeant suffered what police called a "major medical event" as he got ready for work Wednesday morning and was taken to a local hospital, where he died.

Dennis Moore was a 20-year veteran of the BPD, and previously worked for the Arvin Police Department, according to police. 

He was married with three children.

A non-emergency telephone number and email address has been set up for anyone wishing to express their condolences. Call 852-7800 or email

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