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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

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 was survived by his wife and six children.

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I love you so much! It's been almost 40 years since you passed away. I am never comforted that you are not here with us. This day hurts as much as it did the day Mom got the call from James at the hospital in Ft. bayard. You are forever on my mind, in my heart and in my thoughts. I love you Daddy!

Norberta Moreno-Anderson
Daughter
July 13, 2014

 

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