Parole Officer Gerald Wayne Moberly

Parole Officer Gerald Wayne Moberly

Louisiana Department of Corrections, Louisiana

End of Watch Tuesday, October 23, 1990

Gerald Wayne Moberly

Officer Gerald Moberly was shot and killed as he and an officer from the Mansfield Police Department attempted to serve an arrest warrant on a parolee. The officers located the man and Officer Moberly escorted him to his room to obtain clothes before being taken to jail. The suspect grabbed a .22 caliber handgun and opened fire, striking Officer Moberly.

The man then exited the room and exchanged shots with the other police officer. Both men were wounded superficially and ran out of ammunition. The wounded officer then transported Officer Moberly to a local hospital, where he succumbed to his wounds.

The suspect was convicted of Officer Moberly's murder and sentenced to life in prison.

Officer Moberly had served with the Louisiana Department of Corrections for 6 years.


  • Age 44
  • Tour 6 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun; .22 caliber
  • Offender Sentenced to life

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James Bailey--Although it has been almost 25 years ago since I received a call from Director Morris Easley stating that we had an officer down and I was to go and conduct and investigation. I was and hour away and arrived at the scene to find that our officer had been pronounced dead at the hospital. It has been almost 25 years but I can still remember each detail of arriving at the house where it all occurred. Although I now have a hard time with my memory because of aging I can vividly remember each moment of my arrival and the feeling when I found out the we had a companion shot and killed. It is devastating even today. The memory that I still have is that I was told that he was home and holding his new granddaughter when he had to sit her down and go take care of some serious business. Being a good officer he died and today I wonder at the feeling that his granddaughter feels. So sad.

James Bailey retired Dist Manager, ALD
La. Dept of Corrections, Probation & Parole

February 8, 2018

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