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Detective James Tillman Moser | Birmingham Police Department, Alabama Birmingham Police Department, Alabama


James Tillman Moser

Birmingham Police Department, Alabama

End of Watch: Tuesday, January 31, 1939

Bio & Incident Details

Age: Not available

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Officer's handgun

Offender: Executed in 1940

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Detective Moser was shot and killed while attempting to arrest a man who had escaped from death row.

During the arrest the suspect was able to gain control of Detective Moser's service weapon. The suspect then opened fire, killing Detective Moser.

The suspect was convicted of murder and executed on June 14, 1940.

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Thanks for your service, from a distant relative. He was my great grandfather's nephew.

James A. King - citizen
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February 21, 2016


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