Officer James Homer Moon

Officer James Homer Moon

Jacksonville Sheriff's Office, Florida

End of Watch Monday, September 27, 1971

James Homer Moon

Officer James Moon was shot and killed with his own weapon as he and his partner questioned a mentally disturbed person. During the interview the suspect attacked the officer and gained control of Officer Moon's revolver and shot him in the head. He then shot and wounded the other officer. As Officer Moon lay in the street other citizens stole his hat and badge.

His murderer was sentenced to life in prison plus 20 years on February 11, 1972. He was denied parole in 2003, and on September 12, 2012.

Officer Moon had served with the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office for two years. He was survived by his wife, son, parents, and two sisters.


  • Age 24
  • Tour 2 years
  • Badge 220

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Officer's handgun
  • Offender Sentenced to life

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Your name has been inscribed on the Florida Sheriffs and the National Law Enforcement Memorial and in our hearts. May you forever rest in peace.

A scripture inscribed on the Florida Sheriffs Law Enforcement Memorial:

"Blessed are the peacemakers,
for they shall be called the children
of God." Matthew 5:9

Executive Director Steve Casey
Florida Sheriffs Association

August 20, 2016

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