Deputy U.S. Marshal Marcelo G. Moya

Deputy U.S. Marshal Marcelo G. Moya

United States Department of Justice - United States Marshals Service, U.S. Government

End of Watch Tuesday, March 30, 1971

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Marcelo G. Moya

Deputy Marshal Hilton E. Schorre assigned to the Southern District of Texas and Nueces County Precinct 1 Deputy Constable Marcelo G. Moya, who was working part time as a guard for the USMS, were killed in an automobile accident on I-35 near Pauls Valley, Oklahoma. The two lawmen were transporting two federal prisoners from the Federal Reformatory in El Reno, Oklahoma, to Federal Correctional Institution in Texarkana, Texas. Both of the prisoners were also killed in the accident.

Deputy Constable Moya was survived by his wife, Herminia (Minnie), two sons, Roy and Richard, and two daughters, Irma Belinda and Elva India. He was buried in the Rose Hill Memorial Park Cemetery in Corpus Christi. He had been employed by the Nueces County Constable's Office Precinct 1 for nine months.


  • Age 33
  • Tour 9 months
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash
  • Location Oklahoma

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To the uncle I never met you passed away when I was only 4 years old You were one of the reasons I got into law enforcement. I remember as a child my mother showing me pictures of you in the military and law enforcement she was so proud of you. One of my favorites was you in your uniform standing by your patrol unit smiling and looking so regal with your partner. My mother didn’t approve of me going to the academy possibly because of what happened to you and the dangers she knew I would face along the way but she was so proud when I graduated the academy.I hope you looked down from heaven and I made you proud. Thank you for you sacrifice I’ll never forget you. After 20 years of service I have retired and it was some of the best times I ever had. Thanks for the inspiration! Rest In Peace..

Ret.Deputy Marshal D.Flores

July 17, 2021

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