Liquor Inspector Edward L. Moreno

Liquor Inspector Edward L. Moreno

New Mexico Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control, New Mexico

End of Watch Sunday, July 13, 1975

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Edward L. Moreno

Liquor Inspector Edward Moreno was shot after he and his partner responded to a bar in Gallup, New Mexico, to question the owner. While inside the bar Inspector Moreno noticed some men around his vehicle and he exited the bar to investigate.

When he approached the suspects he was assaulted and the suspects gained control of his gun and shot him. Inspector Moreno survived his wounds initially, but on July 13th, 1975, he died of complications from the assault and gunshot wound. Both suspects were arrested at the scene.

Inspector Moreno had previously served with the United States Army and was survived by his wife and six children. He is buried at Fort Bayard National Cemtery, Fort Bayard, New Mexico.

Bio

  • Age 38
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Saturday, March 7, 1970
  • Weapon Officer's handgun
  • Offender Arrested

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Daddy, in honor of you and our big brother Abby I have been donating law enforcement crosses that I have made. I give them out to law enforcement officers I just happen to run into. It's funny when the police officers come looking for me so they can get a cross. I am making it my mission to hand out these crosses in the months of May and July. May be because of Police Memorial Week and July for both yours and brothers Anniversary in Heaven. Daddy I miss you and Brother so very much. Love both of you with all my heart.

Cammy Moreno Flores
Daughter

May 17, 2019

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