Detective Wilbert D. Mora

Detective Wilbert D. Mora

New York City Police Department, New York

End of Watch Tuesday, January 25, 2022

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Wilbert D. Mora

Detective First Grade Wilbert Mora and Detective Jason Rivera were shot and killed when they responded with a third officer to the report of a domestic dispute call in an apartment at 119 West 135th Street in Harlem.

When the officers arrived at the apartment about 6:30 pm, they spoke with the suspect's mother. Detective Rivera and Detective Mora went to the rear of the apartment to interview the suspect while the third officer stayed with the mother. As the officers approached the door to a bedroom the suspect was in, the suspect opened the door and immediately began to fire at the officers, striking Detective Rivera and Detective Mora. The third officer returned fire, killing the suspect.

Detective Rivera and Detective Mora were transported to Harlem Hospital in grave condition. Detective Rivera succumbed to his wounds a short time later. Detective Mora remained on life support for four days until his organs could be donated.

Detective Mora had served with the New York City Police Department for four years and was assigned to the 32nd Precinct. He was posthumously promoted to the rank of Detective First Grade.


  • Age 27
  • Tour 4 years
  • Badge 15918

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Friday, January 21, 2022
  • Weapon Handgun; .40 caliber
  • Offender Shot and killed


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You don’t thank any servant for their sacrifice. They will never hear it. But we do. We should forever be enraged by any officer who dies at the hand of unreasonable and uncontrollable malfeasance and evil. You may thank their families, as I always do, for the service their loved one performed. They have indeed, agreed to perform within a profession they felt called upon. I never “thank” an officer for their sacrifice. I acknowledge that there is a loss, a void that cannot be refilled. I also acknowledge that there is no compensation, of law or of value, that will reimburse the loss. May the Memories of these names listed here never be forgotten. The Rage will continue to be felt. But RESPECT must continue to be stronger and louder than the rage.

Samuel Anthony Wilson

May 8, 2022

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