Officer Alvin E. Moore

Officer Alvin E. Moore

Dallas Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Saturday, November 13, 1976

Alvin E. Moore

Officer Alvin Moore was shot and killed by a juvenile while attempting to talk him into surrendering.

He had responded to a call of the armed juvenile creating a disturbance. The shooting occurred after he and his partner evacuated the house of civilians and Officer Moore attempted to talk to the boy. The suspect was shot and killed by tactical officers when he lunged at them with a knife.

Officer Moore was a U.S Army veteran of the Vietnam war and had served with the Dallas Police Department for almost three years. He was survived by his wife.


  • Age 26
  • Tour 2 years, 10 months
  • Badge 3532
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun; .22 caliber
  • Offender Shot and killed

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RIP Officer Moore. You tried to help. I hope the public remembers what happened to you every time they ask why the police didn’t try to talk to the person.

Deputy Constable Anonymous Anonymous
31 years of service

April 13, 2018

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