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

Life has a lot of strange turns. All these years, I was scared to find out if it was really you. I didn't know you by David or "Mad Dog". To me you were PFC Moore, my "buddy" when we went to Marine boot camp. You were a leader then, I could tell by the you spoke. The friends you enlisted with became my friends. Your strength gave us all strength. I remember trying to do one more rep than you, run just a little faster, shoot just a little better. Funny how I went into law enforcement also, and I have to admit after the deaths of Kays and Allman and then you, I realized I wasn't fit for that anymore. I still tell the stories, in fact I just told my son what a friend you were and how boot camp makes friends for life. When I found this page and saw your picture, I imagined you with that "high and tight" and realized how much I lost by not keeping in touch with you. Even now you inspire me to be a better person. It is never too late for that.
To your family and to those you served with, "Always Faithful" should truly be a way of life. Forgive me for forgetting that. Your memory touched me today, and I realized I am just one more example of what a good man you were. Semper Fi.


August 11, 2005

When this horrible incident occured, I was only 15 years old. I had met Officer Moore two or three times. I was a friend of his family, here in Ohio. I was with his family throughout a large part of this ordeal. I heard several stories about him from friends and family, which inspired me to become a police officer. I was proud to have met him, even though it was only a couple times. I will never forget him.

P.O. Jon Habig
Hamilton Police Department

May 16, 2005

I salute you for your service and honor you for your sacrifice.

April 12, 2005

I am not a police officer, however I was speaking to an officer and was explaining to him the incident regarding Mr. Moore and he informed me of this site. at the time of the robbery I was 17yrs. and was invited by the police dept. and Mrs. Moore to attend his beautiful funeral. I just want everyone to know that he is not forgotten and lives deep in my hear daily. Thank you for giving me this opportunity.

Donald Hart

February 9, 2005

We will always love you and keep you in our hearts forever. We all miss you very much.

Jamie Moore Priest

June 25, 2004

GOD bless you and your family, Officer Moore

Matthew 5:9
Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God.

Deputy Sheriff
POLK County Sheriff's Office, Florida

April 1, 2004

On this day, you began your watch on the streets of heaven. Angels whisked you from this earth for a beat that has no risks, no evil, no anger, no hatred, no fear, and no report writing. It is solely a patrol of honor - one to make up for all the things you witnessed here on earth.
We offer prayers for your family on this day, that God will hold them and walk with them. They are not alone.
Walk your beat with pride.

- A Rookie


February 15, 2004



December 3, 2003

I was near the bank the day that officer Moore was killed. I will never forget the outpouring from the citizens of my home town, Garland.  Even though I did not know him, I was touched that his man, like so many other men and women, lay down their lives to protect the citizens of the communities they are sworn to protect. My sympathies are still with his family because I replay that day everytime I drive by that bank building, as I am sure other Garland citizens do.

Lisa Eades
Concerned Citizen

Twice this year I was in Washington, D.C.  I was fortunate enough to visit the Law Enforcement Officer's Memorial each time. The first time, all I could do was touch the names of my friends and wish them well. The second time, I burnished their names on the paper provided. On that occasion, I could not hold back the tears that I've cried many times before. I felt that somehow, the act of tracing their names kept them alive in my heart and the hearts of all that did the same. Not many days pass that I don't think of them. Not many days pass when I don't remember a conversation, hear them laughing and see them smiling hugely... That's the way I remember them, Gerald, David, and Ronnie.

Rod Gregg
Garland Police Department

It only seems like yesterday, when you were taken from us. I miss you "making my back"(backup) and sharing our Marine stories.. I know you are guarding heavens gates well...

Officer Mike Hatfield
Garland Police Dept.

Michael David (MAD DOG) Moore, was truly a good officer. He is, and will always be missed by his friends and family. Gods speed Mad Dog.

Officer Kelly Wilkerson
Garland Police Department

I wish we had kept in touch since high school. I think you knew how much I loved and respected you as my best friend, but we never got to say those words to each other. You were the best friend a guy could ever have and I'm proud to say that I knew you. Thank you for the sacrifice. I think you might be surprised to know that I'm now working on picking up where you left off and joining Law Enforcement here in Indiana. Take care, my friend. Rest in Peace and I'll see you someday where we can pick up our friendship.

Bryant Orem

Mad dog thank you for taking the bullet that had my name on it .


Mad Dog;

I miss all those late nights we covered together and I am truly sorry your family suffered what they did by your loss. I miss those late night talks, the short codes, when it was still and quiet, and I miss the camaraderie we had. Semper Fi, brother. 'Til we meet again.

A Friend


Mad Dog:

I went to your grave site this past September. My has it changed. I cannot believe you are gone. Take care my friend. You did your job well and we think of you often.

Your Brother Always!

Captain Jody L. Lay
Garland Police Department

I can still hear the bagpipes
I can still feel your smile
Till Jesus brings us together


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