Darin V. Moore passed away Tuesday, May 8, 2012, at Cottage Hospital in Santa Barbara, Calif., due to injuries suffered in a motorcycle accident.
He was born Nov. 7, 1963, in Idaho Falls to Don Moore and Jackie Hitz. He grew up in Idaho Falls and graduated from Skyline High School in 1982.
He spent a few years working in his dad's tree-trimming business before he moved to the central coast of California in 1986. In 1989, he started a career in law enforcement as a youth correctional officer at the Paso Robles Youth Correctional Facility and later transferred to the California Mens Colony, where he worked at the time of his death.
Darin was a dedicated father and family man. He supported his children's activities, from piano lessons, to nightly math lessons, to being a competitive cheer dad.
He enjoyed his law enforcement family and made many wonderful friends. He was a skilled marksman who competed against teams locally and nationally. He also competed in the California Police Olympics in both solo and team events, winning many awards.
He was an avid motorcyclist and adored his motorcycle buddies from all over the world. He loved his annual trip to Moab, Utah, where he and his motorcycle buddies would camp and ride the trails. He enjoyed water- and snow skiing and was an avid bowler for many years. One of his favorite things to do was to travel. He was happiest, though, when he was with his family, whether it was working hard or playing.
Darin is survived by his wife of 17 years, Syndey; their three children, Sarah, age 14, and Amanda and Mitchell, age 11; mother, Jackie Daniel; brother, Dennis Moore; sisters, Trish Poulos and Kristy Mayer; and many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, in-laws and out-laws, and special friends he called family.
He was preceded in death by his father, Don Moore; stepfather, Garry Daniel; and maternal and paternal grandparents.
Darin will be forever missed by his family, friends and hundreds of colleagues in the law enforcement community, as well as the motorcycle community.
Formal funeral services were held in California. There will be a short graveside service at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 30, by the niche wall in Fielding Memorial Cemetery. A gathering will be held at the Poulos home, 2280 Aegean Ave. in Idaho Falls, immediately following.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Darin Moore Memorial Fund at the Golden 1 Credit Union, 128 Niblick Road, Paso Robles, CA 93446, (805) 227-2841.