Services for Deputy Darnell Calhoun have been scheduled

RIVERSIDE COUNTY — Funeral services for Deputy Darnell Calhoun have been set for Saturday, Jan. 21, eight days after suffering a fatal shot in the line of duty.

Calhoun, 30, who had joined the department less than a year ago, was shot Friday, Jan. 13, while responding to a call near Lake Elsinore regarding “unknown trouble,” authorities said. He died later at a nearby hospital.

Sheriff Chad Bianco announced his death Friday, Jan. 13 during a 9 p.m. news conference outside Inland Valley Medical Center in Wildomar.

“I shouldn’t be here tonight having to do this again,” Bianco said. “I’m devastated to tell of the loss of another of our deputy sheriffs who was killed in the line of duty today.”

The Riverside Sheriff’s Association called Calhoun’s death the loss of “another hero way too early in life.”

Services are as follows:

Friday, January 20, 2023

Public Viewing 4 p.m. – 7 p.m. — Murrieta Valley Funeral Home, 24651 Washington Avenue, Murrieta, CA  92562

Saturday, January 21, 2023

Approximately 8 a.m. 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 a.m. — 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 that would like to participate in the procession from the funeral service please email from your agency’s email address.

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

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

Image Sources

  • Deputy Darnell Calhoun: RSO