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Memorial service for Deputy Gabriel Gonzales set for Friday

KCSO deputy

This image, created by the Kern County Sheriff's Office, memorializes Deputy Gabriel Gonzales, who died from COVID-19 on Thursday.

A memorial service for Kern County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Gabriel Gonzales will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at Canyon Hills Church, located at 7001 Auburn St.

Gonzales died Sept. 16 from COVID-19 complications, according to the Peace Officers Research Association of California. He was an 11-year veteran of the KCSO and was assigned to the Frazier Park substation.

The ceremony is open to the public; those attending should arrive early and carpool, the KCSO requested.

Attendees are asked to follow the California Department of Public Health’s guidance on face coverings.

A private burial service, for friends and family, will follow the memorial.

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