Lieutenant Moitt Brenton Truitt, Jr.

Lieutenant Moitt Brenton Truitt, Jr.

Opelika Police Department, Alabama

End of Watch Wednesday, June 3, 1970

Moitt Brenton Truitt, Jr.

Lieutenant Moitt Truitt was shot and killed after he and other officers went to a residence to check on a person who had not been heard from in a while.

A relative of the person crawled through a window and unlocked door. Lieutenant Truitt followed and was walking through the house calling out for the reident and identifying himself as a police officer. As he opened a closed door to one of the bedrooms he was struck by a shotgun blast at close range. The resident had been drunk for several days and was suffering from DT's. The resident/assailant was wounded after exchanging fire with other responding officers.

Lieutenant Truitt had served with the agency for 7 years. He was survived by his wife and three children.

Bio

  • Age 27
  • Tour 7 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Paroled; deceased

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Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
GOD Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito
Texas

June 3, 2015

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