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Police Officer J. Wesley Moore | Clendenin Police Department, West Virginia Clendenin Police Department, West Virginia

Police Officer

J. Wesley Moore

Clendenin Police Department, West Virginia

End of Watch: Thursday, July 27, 1944

Bio & Incident Details

Age: Not available

Tour: 1 year

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Officer's handgun

Offender: Sentenced to 18 years

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Officer Moore was shot and killed with his own service weapon when he attempted to arrest a man for disorderly conduct. The suspect was able to grab Officer Moore's revolver and shot him four times.

The suspect was convicted of second degree murder and sentenced to 5 to 18 years in prison January 30, 1945.

Officer Moore had served with the agency for 1 year. He was survived by his three children.

Officer Moore's third cousin, Deputy Duran Ratliff, was shot and killed in the line of duty on March 6, 1973, while serving with the Dickenson County Sheriff's Office, Virginia.

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Deputy Sheriff Duran Ratliff
Dickenson County Sheriff's Office, Virginia
End of Watch: Tuesday, March 6, 1973
Cause: Gunfire

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To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 69th anniversary year of your death. I am priviliged to leave a tribute to you. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg (CA) officer Larry Lasater
January 20, 2013

 

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