Officer James Homer Moon

Officer James Homer Moon

Jacksonville Sheriff's Office, Florida

End of Watch Monday, September 27, 1971

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James Homer Moon

Officer James Moon was shot and killed with his weapon as he and his partner questioned a 21-year-old man about a fight. During the interview, the suspect attacked the officer and gained control of Officer Moon's revolver, and shot him in the head. He then shot and wounded the other officer, who managed to return fire, seriously wounding the suspect. As Officer Moon lay in the street, other citizens stole his hat and badge.

His murderer was sentenced to life in prison plus 20 years on February 11, 1972. He was denied parole in 2003, and on September 12, 2012. He was still in prison on July 30, 2021.

Officer Moon was a medic in the U.S. Coast Guard and had served with the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office for two years. He was survived by his wife, daughter, son, parents, and two sisters.


  • Age 24
  • Tour 2 years
  • Badge 219
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Officer's handgun
  • Offender Sentenced to life


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Jim was my only uncle. He died when I was in 9th grade. He is survived by his son and younger sister. Jim's daughter passed away years ago. She did have children that made Jim a "grandfather".
Jim would never know them in this life!

Keith Hodges

September 27, 2022

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