Sergeant Gregory King Moore

Sergeant Gregory King Moore

Coeur d'Alene Police Department, Idaho

End of Watch Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Gregory King Moore

Sergeant Greg Moore was shot and killed after stopping a suspicious male.

Sergeant Moore was patrolling in the area of Wilbur Avenue and Joanna Drive in response to a several car break-ins that had taken place in the area. At 1:30 am he stopped a suspicious male and radioed the man's information in, but made no further radio contact. A citizen heard gunshots, found Sergeant Moore in the street, and called the police.

After the shooting the subject stole Sergeant Moore's patrol car and fled the location. An officer spotted the stolen patrol car in the town of Post Falls, and initiated a pursuit. The suspect eventually fled on foot and was eventually found in a parking lot, hiding under a car, and taken into custody.

Sergeant Moore was taken to a local hospital where he died several hours later from his wounds.

The subject who killed Sergeant Moore was convicted of first degree murder on October 13th, 2017 and was sentenced to death less than a month later.

Sergeant Moore had served with the Coeur d'Alene Police Department for 14 years. He is survived by his wife and two children.


  • Age 43
  • Tour 16 years
  • Badge K27

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Convicted of murder; sentenced to death

suspicious person

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I learned about this tragedy from a colleague of SGT Moore named Harvey Ballman. This story tugs very heavily on my heart strings. I am retired U.S. Army, as a Pharmacy Specialist. I was also in Armor, with the 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment. My service is irrelevant here, as I praise SGT Moore, for his love of being a Police Officer, of the camaraderie he shared with his fellow officers, the commitment to truth, justice, and the humanity of man. We will all miss SGT Moore deeply, and to family and friends I offer my heartfelt condolences.I am so sorry for your loss. There is no greater loss. Bless you and keep you, all the days of your lives.
I praise first responders with all my heart, and I mourn his passing. (Thank you Harvey Ballman)

SSG John K. King, U.S. Army, Retired
U.S. Army, Retired

June 27, 2018

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