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.

Bio

  • 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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Officer Moon,
On today, the 50th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just for your Community but for our Country as well when you served with the USCG. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

Semper Paratus!

Anonymous
United States Border Patrol

September 27, 2021

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