Corrections Employee Billy M. Moore

Corrections Employee Billy M. Moore

Texas Department of Criminal Justice - Correctional Institutions Division, Texas

End of Watch Saturday, April 4, 1981

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Billy M. Moore

Officer Billy Moore and Warden Wallace Pack were shot and killed by a prisoner who was able to gain control of one of the officers' pistols at the Ellis I Unit at 1697 FM 980 in Huntsville.

The suspect was acquitted on a defense of self-defense but remained in custody on charges of burglary.

Officer Moore was survived by his wife, two sons, two stepchildren, his father, and two brothers.

He is buried in Pinecrest Cemetery, Troup, Smith County, Texas.


  • Age 50
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Officer's handgun
  • Offender Acquitted

correctional Facility, prison work crew, prisoner custody

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Thank you for your remembrance of Billy. As a first cousin, I miss his tremendous laugh and story telling. Such great memories. Gone too soon. May God bless all who wear and have worn the badge of Texas.

Smile when you remember Billy Mac that is what he would have liked.

Paula Yates
First Cousin

April 25, 2022

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