Deputy Sheriff William Garrison Moore

Deputy Sheriff William Garrison Moore

Cumberland County Sheriff's Office, North Carolina

End of Watch Sunday, May 23, 1920

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William Garrison Moore

Deputy Moore was shot and mortally wounded and Deputy Herman Butler was shot and killed by a man they attempted to arrest for shooting at people. Deputy Moore was struck in the back and the bullet lodged in his stomach. He died two days later.

The suspect was convicted of one count of second degree murder and sentenced to two to 20 years in prison.

Deputy Moore had been with the agency for 16 years and was survived by his wife and six children.


  • Age 69
  • Tour 16 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Friday, May 21, 1920
  • Weapon Rifle
  • Offender Sentenced to 2 to 20 years

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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

May 23, 2015

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