Moore

BPD Sgt. Dennis Moore.

Bakersfield Police Department

The funeral procession for Bakersfield police Sgt. Dennis Moore, who died after suffering a heart attack last week, will begin at 8 a.m. Thursday. The California Highway Patrol said delays on several roadways should be expected. 

The procession will affect Panorama Drive, southbound Union Avenue, Highway 178, westbound Golden State Avenue, Highway 99, westbound Olive Drive and southbound Calloway Drive as it heads toward Riverlakes Community Church, where a public service will be held at 10 a.m., the CHP said. 

Later in the morning, the CHP said, the following roadways will be affected: Calloway Drive, Hageman Road, Knudsen Drive, Olive Drive, southbound Highway 99, westbound Hosking Avenue, northbound Wible Road and eastbound Panama Lane. 

The Bakersfield Police Department is expected to release more detailed information Tuesday.

Moore died at a local hospital after suffering a heart attack the morning of Aug. 9 while preparing for work, his obituary said. 

"After several attempts of revival, his body could no longer fight and soon let go of all life," the obit read. 

Sgt. Ryan Kroeker, BPD spokesman, said Moore's death is considered in the line of duty since he was getting ready for work. 

Police Chief Lyle Martin said Moore served the department and community "with honor, dignity and integrity."

"As a police officer and sergeant, Dennis loved this department, this community and police work," the chief said in a news release, "but more than anything else, Dennis loved his family."

Gov. Jerry Brown on Aug. 10 ordered flags to be flown at half-staff in honor of the sergeant.

Born Dec. 15, 1969, in Canoga Park, Moore grew up in the Pine Mountain area and attended Bakersfield High School. Like his father, he pursued a career in law enforcement and graduated from the Bakersfield Police Academy in 1991. 

He was a 20-year veteran of the BPD, and previously worked for the Arvin Police Department.

He is survived by Gina Moore, his wife of 23 years, and three adult children.

(0) comments

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
PLEASE TURN OFF YOUR CAPS LOCK.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.