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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

Suspect: 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 Grampa Eddie! It is me, kameron. I herd that two police men wer killed at new yerk today. It make me sad becus I no there family will miss them like me and my nana and mima miss you. Will you plese walcom them to heven wen they get there? I hope one day I can be a police man just like you! Oh and Grampa Eddie, I hope you like my dog ella. She wants to be a police dog wen she grows up. Will you hope for everybuddy to stop being hatefol in this world. Everybuddy is family to God and it make me sad to no people are so meen to echother. I would have liked to meet you Grampa Eddie!

Kameron
Great grandson (8 years old)
December 20, 2014

 

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