Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Officer James Homer Moon

Jacksonville Sheriff's Office, Florida

End of Watch Monday, September 27, 1971

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Reflections for Officer James Homer Moon

The Sheriffs of Florida and their deputies will never forget the sacrifice you and your family made to uphold our laws and protect society.

Your name has been inscribed on the Florida Sheriffs and the National Law Enforcement Memorial and in our hearts. May you forever rest in peace.

A scripture inscribed on the Florida Sheriffs Law Enforcement Memorial:

"Blessed are the peacemakers,
for they shall be called the children
of God." Matthew 5:9

Executive Director Steve Casey
Florida Sheriffs Association

August 20, 2016

My name is Reginald Peters I am the nephew of the man who killed officer moon. I am retired Detroit police officer. Who was shots four times in the line of duty. My prayer are for your family. I was 2yrs old when my uncle killed officer moon.i join the Marines in 1988 from their I joined the Detroit police department in 1994. many nights while on patrol in Detroit I used to think about officer moon because it people liked my uncle who want to hurt us and that kept me ready at all times. my Jesus blessed your families

Retired Detroit officer Reginald Peters
Detroit police department

August 13, 2016

My name is Reginald Peters I am the nephew of the man who killed officer moon. I am retired Detroit police officer. Who was shots four times in the line of duty. My prayer are for your family. I was 2yrs old when my uncle killed officer moon.i join the Marines in 1988 from their I joined the Detroit police department in 1994. many nights while on patrol in Detroit I used to think about officer moon because it people liked my uncle who want to hurt us and that kept me ready at all times. my Jesus blessed your families

Retired Detroit officer Reginald Peters
Detroit police department

August 13, 2016

As Officer Moon was putting me in the back of a police car he stated that if I had any rabbit in me he would shoot me. That was an extreme thing to say for a minor misdemeanor.
I like to think he was trying to make it as unpleasant as possible to help me as we attended the same Church, Beaver Street Baptist, church members and was a casual family friend.
I was never sure if he was baiting me but as I read these reflections it reassures me that he was a good guy.
His killer should not see a free day. Ricky Wollitz

Raymond Wollitz Jr.
FIRE DEPT/ Church Family

July 12, 2016

officer Moon also had a profound affect in my life when I was very young. I am very glad to have known him.

Robert Frye
none

August 20, 2013

Dear Grandpa,

I will never get to meet you in this life, and you will never be able to hold my son your great grandson, because of the travesty that happened on that night. I hear stories from my Grandma and my uncle (your son), about the things that you did and the man that you were. And I am sad to say that we didn't get the opportunity to share some of life's greatest moments. I will see you someday I am sure. I know that you are loved and still missed very much. I am glad to know that you are my grandpa and hope that I am making you proud.

James Dean Keith
Grandson

July 15, 2013

Dear Cousin Jimmy,

I was only 10 years old when your life was taken in such a horrible way, but I remember you and I remember how sad I was when I heard the terrible news of what happened to you. Today I had the privilege of spending a few moments with your precious mama, my aunt Bessie, as she was making preparations to join you in heaven. I also got to meet your handsome son James for the very first time. I look forward to the day when I too will join you all for that grand family reunion.

Apryl Gray Price
Cousin

April 9, 2013

My heart and prayers are with the family of this hero today and always. We will never forget.

Deb Azure
Mother of Deputy Renee Danell Azure
EOW 08/06/02
Union County SO, Lake Butler, FL

September 27, 2012

Yesterday (9-12-12), Lonnie Miller Jr. (J.S.O. retired and the FL State F.O.P. 1st Vice President), Charles Shinholser (C.O.P.S. N.E. FL Chapter President), J.S.O. Assistant Chief Chris Butler, and I, attended the parole hearing for Jimmy's murderer, Calvin Wilbert. The Parole Commissioners allowed all four of us to speak. We requested that his parole request be denied and that his next scheduled parole hearing be extended from five years to seven years.

The victim's advocate brought to the attention of the Board that over 300 e-mail letters had been received, most through ODMP, that requested Mr. Wilbert's parole request be denied.

The commissioners voted unanimously to deny Mr. Wilbert's request for parole, and to extend his next parole hearing date to seven years. Your voices are being heard.

God bless Jimmy and God bless the Moon family. I want to thank each and every one of you that showed an interest in not allowing Jimmy's murderer in leave prison.

Officer Mark Muchowicz
Jacksonville Sheriff's Office
Board of Directors, F.O.P. Jacksonville Lodge 5-30

Officer Mark Muchowicz
Jacksonville Sheriff's Office

September 13, 2012

Officer Moon Sir, I have received a letter from the Florida Parole Commission which I include in this Reflection today. I hope this thug is never free again and the Victims Services Supervisor from the Commission was very helpful:
Tuesday, September 04, 2012

Mr. Bob Reed


RE: Wilbert, Calvin
Dear Mr. Reed:

# 033370

I received your letter and I have marked it confldential and have placed it in the file so it will be
available to the Commissioners prior to their making their decision. The offender is scheduled
to have an extraordinary hearing on September 12, 2012 The issue to be decided at that
hearing is whether or not to parole the subject. In the past, the Commission deciined to parole
the offenderand suspended his parole date at February 11,2003. As part of that process the
Commission drafted an order stating the reasons that the offender was not fit to be paroled.
The examiner that interviewed the offender for the upcoming hearing is not recommending
parole. Keep in mind that parole in Florida is a grace not a right. Since the offender is serving
a Life sentence, he does not ever have to be paroled.

Please call me anytime at (855)850-8196 or e-mail me at and I will
be glad to discuss this case in depth and update you on the location and status of the inmate. I
look forward to hearing from you in the near future.

Retired Police Officer Bob Reed
South Lake Tahoe Police Department

September 8, 2012

A "No Parole" letter for the thug that killed you has been sent. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers. They should not have to endure such hardships after their sacrifice.
You will never be forgotten!

Kristi
Surviving Daughter of Special Agent J. Robert Porter
Federal Bureau of Investigation
E.O.W. 8/9/79

September 7, 2012

God Bless

Dave
None

August 28, 2012

Thank You Sir for your service. My Letter will go out today. May peace be with you and your family, God bless you, brother of the badge.

Retired Police Officer Bob Reed
South Lake Tahoe Police Department

August 27, 2012

I WILL BE SENDING MY LETTER TODAY!
GOD BLESS YOU AND YOUR FAMILY.

TOM FAIRLEY
FORMER POLICE OFFICER

August 27, 2012

We have sent our parole letter. We hope this monster never gets out of prison!!!
You are a hero & an angel. God bless you & your family.

D/S Timothy Hernandez & D/S Christina Hernandez
Escambia County S/O

August 26, 2012

Jimmy Moon was my neighbor in Jacksonville. He and his dear wife hired me as a 12-year-old boy to mow their grass. He patiently put up with my inconsistent mowing and likely less-than-best landscaping. He was always kind and encouraging. He took the initiative to reach out to me and I am grateful. I looked up to him then and still do.

Civilian; Mark Bordeaux
Friend

August 3, 2012

Rest in Peace, Officer Moon. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

February 14, 2012

As another EOW has come, we will never forget the sacrifice that you and your family made for all of us. May you continue to rest in peace Officer Moom. HEROES live forever, and you sir are a hero.

Deb Azure
Mother of Deputy Renee Danell Azure
EOW 08/06/02
Union County SO, Lake Butler, FL

Deb

September 27, 2011

Officer Moon you are and never will be forgotten... HEROES live forever. Your family is in my prayers today on your EOW, the pain in their hearts is a great today as it was in 1971, may God be with them today and always.

Deb Azure
Mother of Deputy Renee Danell Azure
EOW 08/06/02
Union County SO, Lake Butler, FL

Anonymous

September 27, 2010

Thank you for your service Officer Moon.

I was sending out a Christmas package to your sister Linda and wanted to stop here and read your story. Her love for you is evident, and her gratitude for having you as a brother is displayed in the way she helps others. You are honored.

May the peace of the promise fulfilled in Bethlehem fill the hearts of your family this Christmas and always, and may we see you again in perfect peace.

L G
A Friend Through C.O.P.S.

December 17, 2009

Your memory is honored and revered today. I am so sorry you were robbed of your life at such a young age. You are still loved and missed by so many. The hurt of losing our beloved officer never goes away, but both the pain and pride are forever.

I met your sister Linda who is very active in COPS and contributes so much to fallen officers. I am sure you are proud that your family is continuing your legacy of protecting and serving.

Rest in Peace

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

November 20, 2009

I want to commend and appreciate you today Officer Moon. You started in law enforcement a few years after I did, and in an instant, everything changed. You were very brave to work in such a rough area where the very citizens you were protecting stole your badge from your body. How appalling. May you rest in peace knowing you made the world a better place while you were here. God bless.

Reserve Officer (Ret)
WA State

June 8, 2009

I only met him once, when I was 13 or 14 years old. He was married to my cousin Julie. He made a lasting impression on me as a "good guy" and I have thought about him often, but was looking up info on "Jim" Moon, instead of James. Anways, may you rest in peace, and though you're gone, you'll never be forgotten.

Anonymous

September 24, 2008

2/2/2008

I recently spent time with your sister, Linda, training in Washington D.C. to help other survivors. Reading your memorial on this web page, I could not stop the tears. They are for you, your life taken before it had barely begun, and for your loved ones, who have endured the pain of your absence all these years.

Norie Haas

February 2, 2008

The Badge"
He starts his shift each day
To respond to calls unknown.
He drives a marked patrol car.
A police officer he is known.
He's paid by the citizens' taxes
To make it safe on the streets.
But he usually has a second job
'Cause a waitress has his salary beat.
Now he doesn't know a holiday
'Cause he works all year round.
And when Thanksgiving and Christmas finally arrive
At his home he cannot be found.
He's cursed and assaulted often,
The one whos blood runs blue.
He seldom ever gets a thanks,
To some he's just a fool.
His friends are always other cops
'Cause people just don't understand
That underneath his badge and gun,
He's just another man.
He knows there might not be a tomorrow
In this world of drugs and crime.
And he gets so mad at the court system
'Cause the crooks don't get any time.
And each day when he leaves for work,
He prays to God above.
Please bring me home after my shift
So I can see the ones I love.
But tonight he stops a speeding car,
He's alone down this ole' highway.
It's just a little traffic infraction.
He does it everyday.
Well, he walks up to the driver's window,
And his badge is shining bright.
He asked the guy for a driver's license,
When a shot rang through the night.
Yes, the bullet hit its mark,
Striking the officer in the chest.
But the Department's budget didn't buy
Each officer a bullet-proof vest.
So he lay on the ground bleeding.
His blood wasn't blue - His blood was red.
And briefly he thought of his loved ones
'Cause in a moment the officer was dead.
In the news they told the story
Of how this officer had died.
And some who listened cared less,
But those who loved him cried.
Well, they buried him in uniform
With his badge pinned on his chest.
He even had his revolver,
He died doing his best.
Written By:
David L. Bell
Sergeant
Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
Copyright © 1999 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

Investigator David L Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

October 3, 2007

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