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, questioning the owner on March 7th, 1970.

While inside the bar, Inspector Moreno noticed some men around his vehicle, and he exited the bar to investigate. When he approached the men, he was assaulted. One of the men gained control of his gun and shot him.

Two subjects were arrested at the scene. One suspect was convicted of battery, and the jury recommended clemency in 1970.

Inspector Moreno succumbed to complications of the wounds on July 13th, 1975.

Inspector Moreno was a United States Army veteran. He was survived by his wife and six children.

He is buried at Fort Bayard National Cemetery, Fort Bayard, New Mexico.


  • 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 Convicted of Battery

suspicious person

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Liquor Inspector Edward L. Moreno,

Many years ago in Cincinnati, Ohio, a young boy (grandson maybe 3-5 yoa) and his mother, (your daughter) gave me St. Michael's Prayer card and pin, in your memory. Sir, it was with great Honor I carried that in my uniform vest for my whole career. It is also with great Honor that I kept that prayer card and is with my memoirs. I retired in September of 2023. I believe in Angels and Sir, I believe that your family member and I were suppose to meet. It was of great Honor to have met part of your family. I'm so sorry for their loss and grief and want them to know that your memories will always be with them. You served your community well and Thank You for your service.

Retired PO Tammy Hussels
Cincinnati Police Department

February 15, 2024

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