Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 2 years
Badge # 220
Weapon: Officer's handgun
Offender: Sentenced to life
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.