Officers Hendry and Moore Sworn In

Officers Hendry and Moore Sworn In


Idaho Falls Mayor Rebecca Casper officially swore in the city’s newest police officers, Chris Hendry and Coleman Moore, in council chambers on Monday.

“You’re joining a force that has a reputation for providing a safe community,” Mayor Casper said during the ceremony. “It’s up to you that every positive association that the community has with seeing a uniform continues to be a positive association in their mind.”

Officer Moore, who graduated from Bonneville High School in 2003, has worked many years in law enforcement. He worked as a juvenile detention officer at the 3B Detention Center and for the last two years as a dispatcher at the Idaho Falls Bonneville County Dispatch Center.

He said he’s looking forward now to making the switch from the job as a dispatcher to a police officer.

“It’s an opportunity now to get more face-to-face with people and being able to follow-up and see calls through to the end,” he said.

Moore is a member of the Idaho National Guard. He is also a 2011 graduate from Brigham Young University-Idaho with his bachelor’s in emergency services administration.

He and his wife, Ashley, of 10 years have three children and a baby due in November.

Officer Hendry, who is a native of Georgia, also started his work at IFPD as a dispatcher at the Idaho Falls Bonneville County Dispatch Center. He was hired in April 2013.

Hendry said he’s always strived to work in law enforcement.

“I just feel like I need to do something to contribute to the community,” he said. “I value the freedoms we have and I wanted to do something to defend those freedoms.”

Hendry is a member of the Army Reserves. He graduated from the University of Phoenix in 2013 with his bachelor’s in business administration. He is currently working on his master’s in criminal justice at the University of Phoenix.

He and his wife, Sarah, of eight years have two children.




Officers Hendry and Moore Sworn In