UPDATE: The memorial service for Merritt has begun.
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — A motorcade for a Bakersfield CHP officer who died of complications from COVID-19 has arrived at Valley Baptist Church ahead of a memorial service.
Scott Merritt, 42, was a 16-year veteran of the department. He is survived by his wife and two children.
The service begins at 11 a.m.