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Dale Mendenhall Obituary
Dale Mendenhall September 26, 1958 - Died Dale, was born September 26th, 1958, and grew up in Bakersfield California, Dale attended the Kern County Sheriffs Department Police academy, and graduated in 1979. Dale started what would be a long and productive law enforcement career with the city of Delano, that lasted for 28 years. While with Delano PD, Dale served as sergeant, lieutenant, commander, and ultimately becoming the acting Chief of Police, a position he was very proud of. Dale was a founding member of the Delano Police Departments first S.W.A.T. Team, and was their first Sniper. Dale attended the FBI National Academy, graduating January 2007. Dale ended his law enforcement carrier with the City of Angels Camp as their Chief of Police. Dale is survived by his wife Susan, his children and step children Ryan, Hali, Kristofor, Michael, Timothy, Megan, Nicholas, and grandchildren Lilly, Rose, Cole, James, Teagan, and Scout. He is also survived by his siblings, Chris, Sheila, Karen, and Rickey. Dale's life will be celebrated in a small family service at the Golden Valley Christian center in Bakersfield on Saturday, August 4th, at 3:00pm. www.bakersfield.com/obits
Published in Bakersfield Californian on Aug. 3, 2012
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