Police Officer J. Wesley Moore

Police Officer J. Wesley Moore

Clendenin Police Department, West Virginia

End of Watch Thursday, July 27, 1944

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J. Wesley Moore

Officer Moore was shot and killed with his own service weapon when he attempted to arrest a man for disorderly conduct. The suspect was able to grab Officer Moore's revolver and shot him four times.

The suspect was convicted of second degree murder and sentenced to 5 to 18 years in prison January 30, 1945.

Officer Moore had served with the agency for 1 year. He was survived by his three children.

Officer Moore's third cousin, Deputy Duran Ratliff, was shot and killed in the line of duty on March 6, 1973, while serving with the Dickenson County Sheriff's Office, Virginia.


  • Age Not available
  • Tour 1 year
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Officer's handgun
  • Offender Sentenced to 18 years

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Thank you for your service and please know that your sacrifice is one that will never be forgotten. Rest in peace always.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

July 27, 2020

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