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Posted on: January 18, 2023

Line of Duty Death of Deputy Darnell Calhoun (Update)

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Riverside County Sheriff-Press Release

Reporting Deputy: Sergeant Deirdre Vickers

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Update:

Services for Deputy Darnell Calhoun have been scheduled as follows:

Friday, January 20, 2023

Public Viewing 4:00pm – 7:00pm - Murrieta Valley Funeral Home, 24651 Washington Avenue, Murrieta, CA  92562

Saturday, January 21, 2023

Approximately 8:00 AM – Procession begins from Murrieta Valley Funeral Home, 24651 Washington Avenue, Murrieta. Members of the public are welcome to line the streets in support. The procession will end at Abundant Living Family Church, 10900 Civic Center Drive, Rancho Cucamonga.

Funeral Services 10:00am - Abundant Living Family Church, 10900 Civic Center Drive, Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730

Law enforcement procession from the Murrieta Valley Funeral Home will consist of emergency vehicles of the Riverside Sheriff’s Office and the San Diego Police Department only.

Procession Route from Mortuary to Church:

  • Northbound on Washington Avenue from the mortuary parking lot
  • Turn right, head eastbound on Kalmia Street and merge onto Interstate 15 north
  • Continue Interstate 15 north to 4th Street, Rancho Cucamonga
  • Exit 4th Street and travel westbound to Milliken Avenue
  • Turn right Milliken Avenue and proceed northbound to Arrow Route
  • Turn left onto Arrow Route and continue west to White Oak Avenue.
  • Turn left on Elm Avenue into the Abundant Living Family Church

Law Enforcement Agencies who would like to participate in the procession from the funeral service please email MIB@riversidesheriff.org from your agency’s email address.

Interment services will be private – not open to the public.

No Media will be allowed inside the venue. Media will be permitted to run a 1080I feed directly from a designated distribution area on the south side of the campus.

The services will be live streamed on Riverside County Sheriff’s Facebook and YouTube pages.

**Please respect the family’s personal privacy and follow the media guidelines listed above. **

For all media inquiries, please contact the Media Information Bureau.

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Darnell Calhoun

The Department is saddened to announce the death of Deputy Darnell Calhoun, most recently assigned to the Lake Elsinore Station. Deputy Calhoun was shot and killed in the line of duty on Friday, January 13, 2023. He was 30 years old.

Darnell Calhoun began his service with our Department as a Deputy Sheriff on February 24, 2022, and was assigned to the Lake Elsinore Station. Deputy Calhoun spent two years working for the San Diego Police Department before being hired by the Riverside County Sheriff’s Office.

Information on funeral services will be released as it becomes available.

On behalf of the entire Department, we extend our deepest sympathy to the family of Deputy Darnell Calhoun.

For media inquiries regarding this incident please contact the Media Information Bureau.

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