Special Officer Wallace Moriarty

Special Officer Wallace Moriarty

Lewiston Police Department, Maine

End of Watch Sunday, September 13, 1925

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Wallace Moriarty

Officer Wallace Moriarty succumbed to a gunshot wound inflicted two days earlier when his revolver fell from its holster and discharged. The discharged round struck him in the throat.

The accident occurred when the officer removed his coat in the Maine Central Railroad station.

He was immediately transported to C.M.G. Hospital where he underwent emergency surgery. He succumbed to his wound at the hospital two days later.

Officer Moriarty had served with the Lewiston Police Department for only 3 weeks.

He was survived by his wife.


  • Age 27
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire (Inadvertent)
  • Incident Date Friday, September 11, 1925

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Officer Moriarty, it has been 98 years since you were taken from us. New England law enforcement has continued to thrive, learn and become safer due to the traditions and sacrifices you, your family, and many others have made for us. Thank you for your law enforcement service.

Chief (Ret) Steven Marshall Georges Mills, NH

September 13, 2023

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