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Manteca says good-bye to police officer
Police Officer Kyle Henricksen
Police Officer Kyle Henricksen

The body of lifelong Manteca resident and Pleasanton Police Officer Kyle Henricksen will be leaving Manteca at 9 a.m. on Friday morning for a public memorial service in the community where he spent the last 10 years of his law enforcement career. 

And he’ll get one last pass through the town in which he grew up before departing for Livermore with a police escort and a processional of friends and family. 

With members of the Manteca Police Department’s traffic unit leading the way, the processional will travel northbound on S. Main Street from Highway 120 at approximately 9 a.m. and continue up Main Street before heading westbound on W. Alameda Street and then southbound on N. Union Road. Flags will be lining the sidewalk of N. Union Road from near the P.F. Fry and Son Funeral Home to Yosemite Ave., and the processional will continue down N. Union Road to the Highway 120 Bypass where it will proceed onto the freeway and towards Livermore where a public memorial service will be taking place.

Those wishing to line up along the procession route are welcome to do so with the primary staging area being just south of the P.F. Fry and Son funeral home on N. Union Road. The entire procession through Manteca is expected to last 20 minutes and the preliminary departure time for when the police escort is expected to turn onto the freeway at 9:20 a.m. 

Henricksen, who was 36 years old, passed away last week after a year-long battle with an advanced form of pancreatic cancer that was detected after it had spread in his body. The father of four was a graduate of East Union High School and worked as a law enforcement officer in Alameda County since 2005 – spending the last 10 years working for the City of Pleasanton and most recently as a motor officer in the special operations unit. 

Just days before his death, the Manteca Police traffic unit provided an escort for a team of Livermore traffic officers who had come to Henricksen’s home to pay his last respects, although he was unable to make an appearance outside where his duty motorcycle was sitting. 

To contact reporter Jason Campbell email or call 209.249.3544.