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The Passing of Sergeant Dennis Moore

In the morning hours of Wednesday August, 9, 2017, Bakersfield Police Department Sergeant Dennis Moore suffered a major medical event while at his residence preparing for work. He received emergency medical treatment and was transported to a local hospital. Every effort was made on his behalf, but Sergeant Moore eventually passed away that day at 10:44 am. Sergeant Moore has worked for the Bakersfield Police Department since 1997 and had previously worked for the Arvin Police Department. Sergeant Moore is married and has three adult children.

Funeral services for Sergeant Dennis Moore are scheduled for Thursday August 17th, at 10:00 a.m., at Riverlakes Community Church, located at 4301 Calloway Drive. A law enforcement motorcade procession will begin at 8:00 a.m., at Greenlawn Funeral Home located at 3700 River Boulevard. The procession will travel westbound on Panorama Drive to Union Avenue. It will then travel southbound on Union Avenue and enter westbound Highway 178. The procession will exit onto Golden State Avenue traveling north and enter northbound Highway 99. It will exit onto Olive Drive and continue westbound to Calloway Drive. The procession will then travel southbound on Calloway Drive until it reaches Riverlakes Community Church.

Following the services at Riverlakes Church, a small escort will accompany Sergeant Moore from Riverlakes Church to Greenlawn Funeral Home located at 2739 Panama Lane. There will be no formal service at Greenlawn Funeral Home on Panama Lane.

Traffic delays are expected as a result of the procession as law enforcement officers will be stopping traffic as the procession enters and exits each intersection.

The public is invited to attend and are asked to park in the parking located on the south side of the church off Hageman Road.

A non-emergency telephone number and email address has been established for anyone wishing to express their condolences for Sergeant Moore and his family. Condolences can be directed to (661) 852-7800 or