Patrolman John Joseph Moore

Patrolman John Joseph Moore

Wilkes-Barre Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Thursday, April 29, 1943

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John Joseph Moore

Patrolman John Moore was accidentally shot and killed by another patrolman on East Market Street near Public Square. Patrolman Moore entered a local barber shop on his patrol beat when another Patrolman took out his service weapon to show customers and it accidentally discharged, striking Patrolman Moore in the head.

Patrolman Moore had served with the Wilkes-Barre Police Department for 37 years and was survived by his wife and three children.

Bio

  • Age 62
  • Tour 37 years
  • Badge 1

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Officer's handgun
  • Offender Not available

accidental discharge

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Rest in peace always knowing that your service and sacrifice will always be remembered by your law enforcement brethren.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

April 29, 2021

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