Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer Michael David Moore

Garland Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Saturday, February 15, 1997

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Reflections for Police Officer Michael David Moore

Rest in Peace. Today was a long time coming.

John Pittmon

January 7, 2010

RIP David. I miss you.



January 6, 2010

Today justice will be served; the animal that did this will be executed. Rest in peace Officer Moore...


September 24, 2009

You have been on my mind. Just wanted you to know.


July 24, 2009



July 16, 2009

I just wanted to wish Officer Moore's family the best. I became aware of his killer's extension on policelink. Officer Moore was executed, yet his executioner is allowed a stay for appeals. I'm currently a LEO, and it makes me sick to my stomach. Our judicial system is a joke and I'm so tired of it. Thank you for your service, dedication, and for the family that stood behind you Officer Moore, may you rest in peace.

Sgt J Johnson

Sgt Jason Johnson
Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office

July 16, 2009

I don't know why I was thinking so much about you tonight but for some reason I had to look you up again, David. Wish you were around to shoot the breeze just like we did back at Madison. It's hard to believe it's been 12 years since the end of your watch. Miss you, buddy.

Deputy Bryant Orem
Hamilton County Indiana Sheriff/High School buddy

March 3, 2009

To Officer Michael David Moore, his wife, children and other loved ones, and his fellow officers with the Garland Police Department:

On this the 12th anniversary of your tragic death, please know that your memory is honored and revered today.

My heart is with all family members and friends who call you beloved. They are all in my thoughts and prayers today. I can see from the loving reflections left by your loyal friends that you were an amazing man who is loved and missed by all those whose lives you touched.

This world, this country, your community truly are better places because of you. To have lost you is a great tragedy, an irreplaceable, immeasurable loss for society. We are grateful for and to you, and honor you for all you did for us day in and day out whether you received a word of thanks or praise.

Rest in Peace, Mike. I am so humbled by your valor and service. My son Larry was your brother in green as well as in blue. Semper Fi and I salute your military service also.

This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for the distinquished service Mike gave to his community and the citizens of Texas, and for the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on February 15, 1997.

Phyllis Loya, mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD eow 4/24/05

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

February 15, 2009

Mikey, it has been 11 years since you were taken from us. I think of you and Sheila all the time. I still watch my wedding tape from 1990 just to be able to see you again. I sometimes feel responsible for talking you in to being a cop, but I know after working with you it was what you were meant to do. I still keep an eye on your killer and wait for the judgement day to come. Even though you are 10-7 now, I will see you again some day. You were my best friend, and I miss you very much.

Blake Eden

July 21, 2008



February 10, 2008

"The Badge"

He starts his shift each day
To respond to calls unknown.
He drives a marked patrol car.
A police officer he is known.

He's paid by the citizens' taxes
To make it safe on the streets.
But he usually has a second job
'Cause a waitress has his salary beat.

Now he doesn't know a holiday
'Cause he works all year round.
And when Thanksgiving and Christmas finally arrive
At his home he cannot be found.

He's cursed and assaulted often,
The one whos blood runs blue.
He seldom ever gets a thanks,
To some he's just a fool.

His friends are always other cops
'Cause people just don't understand
That underneath his badge and gun,
He's just another man.

He knows there might not be a tomorrow
In this world of drugs and crime.
And he gets so mad at the court system
'Cause the crooks don't get any time.

And each day when he leaves for work,
He prays to God above.
Please bring me home after my shift
So I can see the ones I love.

But tonight he stops a speeding car,
He's alone down this ole' highway.
It's just a little traffic infraction.
He does it everyday.

Well, he walks up to the driver's window,
And his badge is shining bright.
He asked the guy for a driver's license,
When a shot rang through the night.

Yes, the bullet hit its mark,
Striking the officer in the chest.
But the Department's budget didn't buy
Each officer a bullet-proof vest.

So he lay on the ground bleeding.
His blood wasn't blue - His blood was red.
And briefly he thought of his loved ones
'Cause in a moment the officer was dead.

In the news they told the story
Of how this officer had died.
And some who listened cared less,
But those who loved him cried.

Well, they buried him in uniform
With his badge pinned on his chest.
He even had his revolver,
He died doing his best.

Written By:
David L. Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
Copyright © 1999 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

Investigator David L Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

February 7, 2008

I've visited this page numerous times in the past and I always end up deleting my post, I really don't know why, maybe because I still struggle sometimes with what happened in 1997. It is great to see that so many people loved David. David was my brother-in-law and from the time I was just a small child, I've always respected him...he had such a significant impact on my life. I became a Marine in 1995 and then after his death, a cop in 2000. To this day I still praise Garland PD for the quality officers they produce. I will never forget the support they offered my family during those tough times and still provide today....God Bless David and his family at Garland PD.

Ofc M.D. Leigeber
Tyler PD

December 19, 2007

GOD bless you & your family -

Officer B.Werner
Frisco Police Department

September 26, 2007

You are a hero. I attended your memorial at the bank 10 years ago. I wish I had known you in person. I have moved away from Garland, but my family still lives there. I think about you and the sacrifice you made. Thank you for your service and rest in peace!

Robert Gault

March 15, 2007

Mad Dog, Just want to let you know I was thinking about you today. Rest in peace Brother.....

Officer Jared Weston
Garland Police Department

March 1, 2007

Officer Moore, I just want to say Thank you for saving my life 2/15/1997, it took a very brave man to stand before a violent man to save many others. I have mourned your death for 10 years and have had many sleepness nights thinking about how brave you were that day. I never gave you my gratitude!!!Well today is the day I want to say Thank you! I will never forget when you walked into the bank and I looked up to see you, you smiled at me very much like your picture and gave the look that everything would be ok. I felt such a sigh of relief when you walked in. I only believe for a very long time that only my Daddy would stand before me in sight of Danger, but you change my mind that day and let me know there are many people out there like my Daddy willing to protect others. Tahnk you officer Moore! Today I went to eat lunch and drving to the resteruant on my the left side of my car and the right side of my car and in front of my car I was being escorted by police officers. Once I walked to the door of the restuarant 2 police opened the door for me. I believe very much your spirit was with me today letting me know that everything is going to be ok and I should let you rest. I will be delivering flowers to your memorial today at Bank One, again Thank you. God has a great protector there in heaven. May you always rest in peace!

Your Friend for Life,

Elena Sanchez (Bank Teller 21 years old in 1997)

Elena Sanchez
Bank Teller

February 15, 2007

Heroes and the sacrifices they make will never be forgotten. Officer Moore, you are a true hero and you are not forgotten.

Salem, Va

February 15, 2007

A decade has passed and you have not been forgotten. Continue to keep watch over your loved ones and protect them. ALso, watch those that are out on patrol watching over the thin blue line. You are a true hero and heroes never die. You will not be forgotten.

Bob Gordon
Father of Officer Michael P. Gordon, EOW: 8/8/04

February 15, 2007

God Speed, Brother.

Union PD, NJ

September 11, 2006

I miss you my brother! You were my best friend. GOD BLESS U

Michael Counts

April 2, 2006

In Valor there is Hope. I hope that prayer has sustained your family. Rest in Peace my Brother.

Policeman's 23rd Psalm

The Lord is my Shepherd, I shall not want,
His comforting hand reduces fear to naught;
He makes me walk through streets of crime,
But He gives me courage and peace of mind.

He leads me by still waters in the path I trod,
And He says in Romans I'm a "minister of God,"
He leads me in righteousness as He restores my soul,
For His name's sake He keeps me whole.

When I walk through death's valley, right up to the door,
I will fear no evil, for He comforts me more;
For Thou art with me every step of the way,
As thy rod and thy staff protect me each day.

He prepares a table, especially for me,
As I work daily among life's enemies;
He gives me authority to uphold the law,
And He anoints my position in the midst of it all.

Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me,
Each day of my life through eternity;
As I long to hear Him say, "Well done...,"
When I lay down my life, my badge, and my gun.

Author Unknown

P.O. Chris Welby
Bridgeton, Mo Pd

February 15, 2006

You are a true HERO. Thank you for your sacrifice and dedication. You will NEVER be forgotten. I will continue to pray for your family and friends.

God Speed Brother...HEROS LIVE FOREVER !!

February 7, 2006

I had Officer Moore's daughter, Caitlin, in my kindergarten class when he was killed. I must say looking into the eyes of a five year old child who just lost her daddy, was one of the hardest things Ive ever had to deal with. I was so honored when the Moore family asked me to sit with them at his funeral. I held his sweet angel on my lap, wondering if she someday would realize what a true hero her daddy truly was. Thank you Moore family for allowing me the honor to sit with you that sad sad day, and thank you Officer Moore for your ultimate sacrifice! You are a hero!!

Dana Knox

December 20, 2005

I was an Officer for a Dept. in a suburb of Cincinnati and attended the funeral For Officer Moore When he was laid to rest here in Ohio....


November 9, 2005

This morning I went to "Donuts with Dad" with my fourth grade son, who happens to be a classmate of Zachary Moore, the son of officer Moore. A fellow officer and friend of Moore's was there with Zach, taking his place while the other kid's Dads were there with him.

I am proud to live in a city where its officers look after their own. If you are family or a friend or the Moores you no doubt already know this. To the officer there this morning, (I'm sad to say I did not get your name) thank you for what you did today.


October 28, 2005

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