The public is invited to celebrate the life of the California Men’s Colony correctional officer who died last week after his motorcycle collided with a car east of Santa Margarita.
A memorial service is planned for Darin Moore, 48, at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Christian Life Center, 17th and Oak streets in Paso Robles. Seating is limited and the family encourages those attending to arrive early.
After a processional, the CMC Honor Guard will perform a ceremony with full honors, including a gun salute at the Paso Robles District Cemetery.
“Darin was a dedicated father and a loving husband,” said his brother-in-law, Roger Hall. “He was honest -- everyone respected him. He was a really good man.”
He is survived by a wife and three children.
Moore, a Paso Robles resident, worked with the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation for nearly 24 years. He started at the El Paso de Robles Youth Correctional Facility in Paso Robles in 1988. When the facility closed in 2008, he transferred to CMC and most recently served there in its medical department.
Moore was riding southbound on Highway 229 east of Santa Margarita on May 8 when his Kawasaki motorcycle hit a 1990 Mazda MX6 heading the opposite direction.
The incident is still under investigation.
His colleagues in corrections have set up an online fundraiser for Moore’s family at https://fundrazr.com/campaigns/7J785. As of Monday afternoon, $8,540 had been raised. Donations can also be made to the Darin Moore Memorial Fund at any Golden 1 Credit Union branch.