Lieutenant Moitt Brenton Truitt, Jr.

Lieutenant Moitt Brenton Truitt, Jr.

Opelika Police Department, Alabama

End of Watch Wednesday, June 3, 1970

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Moitt Brenton Truitt, Jr.

Lieutenant Moitt Truitt was shot and killed after he and other officers went to a residence to check on a person who had not been heard from in a while.

A relative of the person crawled through a window and unlocked door. Lieutenant Truitt followed and was walking through the house calling out for the reident and identifying himself as a police officer. As he opened a closed door to one of the bedrooms he was struck by a shotgun blast at close range. The resident had been drunk for several days and was suffering from DT's. The resident/assailant was wounded after exchanging fire with other responding officers.

Lieutenant Truitt had served with the agency for 7 years. He was survived by his wife and three children.


  • Age 27
  • Tour 7 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Paroled; deceased

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Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
GOD Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito

June 3, 2015

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