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

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Hi Daddy, we went to honor you at NMSP Memorial in Santa Fe on Tuesday. Louie and I took Momma. Not sure how many more she will be able to attend.
We were joined by Alice, Danielle, Desiree, Carolyn, Noodles, and Angolina.

It was such an emotional day. We were able to see the Garden dedicated to you. It was beautiful. I never knew it was there.

Mom will be staying with Alice and the family till this weekend. Hope she has a great time with Brother's family. I don't think she has been to Santa Fe since Brother passed away. I know it was hard for her.

Daddy, I miss you very much. I try very hard to remember. But I still only have 2 memories.

Love you, Cammy

Cammy Moreno Flores

May 24, 2023

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