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 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.

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

Inspector Moreno was a United States Army veteran and 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 Arrested

suspicious person

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hey Compa it is that tragic date. I hate to call it an anniversary but life is cruel. I relive the incident and it is always the same. I was so close but I could of been an hour away. God grant you and your family peace.

Richard Quintana-Sena

April 7, 2021

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