Corporal Walter Zachery Moak

Corporal Walter Zachery Moak

Brookhaven Police Department, Mississippi

End of Watch Saturday, September 29, 2018

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Walter Zachery Moak

Corporal Zach Moak and Patrolman James White were shot and killed in front of a home at 630 North Sixth Street while responding to reports of shots fired shortly before 5:00 a.m.

Both officers encountered a male subject in front of the home and exchanged shots. The subject and both officers were struck during the shooting. Patrolman White and Corporal Moak were both transported to King’s Daughters Medical Center where they succumbed to their wounds.

The subject was taken into custody and taken to a separate hospital. Two additional subjects were taken into custody as part of the investigation.


  • Age 31
  • Tour 3 years
  • Badge B32

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Shot and wounded

shots fired call

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Zach Moak and James White were two great Officers. They was great friends and my husband Lt Norris's partners. 4 great Officers went on the Shots fired call and only 2 came home. Jame and Zach was always ready for what ever call they were sent on. 9-29-2018 will be on our hearts the rest of our lives. James had a Purple heart from his service time , he never had a chance that night. He left behind 2 young sons. Zach Moak was working hard to pull James out of fire but attached and made a last call, "I'm going down ".

Kathy (Cadillac) Norris

February 2, 2019

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