Detective Alpheus J. Moore

Detective Alpheus J. Moore

Denver Police Department, Colorado

End of Watch Wednesday, March 20, 1895

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Alpheus J. Moore

Detective Moore was shot and killed while attempting to recapture one of three suspects who had just escaped his custody. He was taking the three from their apartment to jail when he stopped to use a call box. The prisoners used the opportunity to escape and Detective Moore took chase of one of them. During the pursuit Detective Moore fired two shots, one a warning shot into the air, and the second a shot at the suspect. The suspect then turned and shot Detective Moore in the groin, causing severe bleeding and internal injuries. He was transported to a local hospital where he succumbed to his wound the next day. The suspect was tried and acquitted.


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Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Tuesday, March 19, 1895
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Acquitted

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Rest in Peace, Detective Moore. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

January 26, 2012

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