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Patrolman John Joseph Moore | Wilkes-Barre Police Department, Pennsylvania Wilkes-Barre Police Department, Pennsylvania

Patrolman

John Joseph Moore

Wilkes-Barre Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch: Thursday, April 29, 1943

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 61

Tour: 36 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Officer's handgun

Offender: Not available

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Patrolman John Moore was accidentally shot and killed by another patrolman. Patrolman Moore entered a local barber shop on his patrol beat when another Patrolman took out his service weapon to show customers and it accidentally discharged, striking Patrolman Moore in the head.

Patrolman Moore had served with the Wilkes-Barre Police Department for 36 years and was survived by his wife and three children.

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A Hero in Heaven, always remembered and never forgotten.

Kim Weigand Mom of Sgt. Mike Weigand
PA C.O.P.S.
April 29, 2015

 

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