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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Cpl Moak, I met your Family today at the National Law Enforcement Memorial and Museum. They spoke very highly of you and your bravery, especially on that fateful day your watch had ended. I gave your mother a hug and said a prayer. And though you aren’t with us anymore, you will live on forever as a hero. Thank you for everything you have done and your sacrifice. Rest easy brother. We’ll take the watch from here. Greater Love Hath No Man Than This, That He Lay Down His Life For A Friend. ~John 15:13.

Trooper Jeffrey Murray
Massachusetts State Police

May 17, 2019

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