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Patrolman John Edward Moore | Gary Police Department, Indiana Gary Police Department, Indiana


John Edward Moore

Gary Police Department, Indiana

End of Watch: Thursday, August 4, 1955

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 36

Tour: 13 years

Badge # 268

Military veteran

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun; Luger

Offender: Shot and killed

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Patrolman John Moore was shot and killed while responding to a domestic disturbance at 655 Indiana Street.

Patrolman Moore and his partner were called to the residence of a 15-year-old girl who was being attacked by her intoxicated uncle. Upon their arrival, they went to the back door of the home where they met the man in the basement stairwell and a gunbattle ensued. The suspect was shot and killed by Patrolman Moore, who was shot three times and died shortly after arriving at the hospital.

Patrolman Moore had served with the Gary Police Department for 13 years. He was a US Army veteran of WWII and served as a military policeman. Patrolman Moore was survived by his wife, 12-year-old daughter, and 15-year-old son.

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