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Liquor Inspector Edward L. Moreno | New Mexico Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control, New Mexico New Mexico Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control, New Mexico

Liquor Inspector

Edward L. Moreno

New Mexico Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control, New Mexico

End of Watch: Sunday, July 13, 1975

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 38

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Military veteran

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 3/7/1970

Weapon: Officer's handgun

Offender: Arrested

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Liquor Inspector Edward Moreno was shot after he and his partner responded to a bar in Gallup, New Mexico, to question the owner. While inside the bar Inspector Moreno noticed some men around his vehicle and he exited the bar to investigate.

When he approached the suspects he was assaulted and the suspects gained control of his gun and shot him. Inspector Moreno survived his wounds initially, but on July 13th, 1975, he died of complications from the assault and gunshot wound. Both suspects were arrested at the scene.

Inspector Moreno had previously served with the United States Army and was survived by his wife and six children. He is buried at Fort Bayard National Cemtery, Fort Bayard, New Mexico.

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Hi Dad! Had to go back a ways to see when the last time I was visiting you here. April of 2012...wow...
But You are always on my mind and forever in my heart. I got to spend the day with Mom yesterday, we were roadtripping. I am so blessed to get to spend so much time with her. Mom is my travel buddy.
The end of 2017 is near. This year has had it's fill of heartache and sadness. But it has also brought us joy and happiness. We are missing Abby this Christmas, but he will be with you, something he has missed for so long!
Mom is doing well, as are all the rest of us.
Please keep Alice and the kids close to your heart this Christmas. Te Amo Mucho mi Papa.
Tu weda Werinchi!

Terrie
Daughter
November 29, 2017

 

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