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Police Officer Jeff Adam Moritz

Flagstaff Police Department, Arizona

End of Watch Wednesday, June 21, 2000

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Reflections for Police Officer Jeff Adam Moritz

There was a time after you were taken from us that I contemplated giving up the badge. I carried on and there is hardly a day I do not think about you and what a great friend you were. It doesn't seem like 22 years but here we are. Thanks for watching my six from up there...I will never forget.

A. Serrano
Phoenix PD (retired)

June 21, 2022

Wow. He never even got to meet his second kid. It really makes one think about the sacrifices these men and women make to keep us safe. RIP. Gone but not forgotten.

PFC Puffer, David C.
US Army (veteran)

March 25, 2022

Police Officer Jeff Adam Moritz will never ever ever ever be forgotten. May God bless his two sons Holden and Gavin and their mother Stacie.

First Sergeant Thomas Webb, Retired.
New York State Police - Troop D

August 4, 2020

Thank you for your service and please know that your sacrifice will never be forgotten.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo (Retired)
Delaware State Police

June 21, 2020

It’s been 20 years Brother. Still think about you often and I will never forget you.

Detective Arnold Serrano

June 21, 2020

Semper Fi brother in blue. Such a sad entry by your wife. I know you have protected your family from above. I hope your wife understands that we in law enforcement are always praying for her and your family. God bless all of you and God bless you for your service. You are never forgotten.

State Traffic Officer 7185 Mike Becze
California Highway Patrol, South Los Angeles 1969-1971 US MARINE Sgt 1

June 20, 2020

Rest in peace and Olav Hashalom Officer Moritz.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

October 8, 2019

19 years & 2 days have gone by since you were taken from your family and our community. It still sucks, it still hurts, knowing you are not here. You were a great friend to so many, you made a difference to even more. I continue to pray for your wife, Stacy and your boys. May they always be safe. I know you watch over them. Bless you my friend. We will never forget you.

Friend to Friend

June 23, 2019

Its never a good thing when you hear that 11-99. He was there doing his job and he did it well.

Tony David
Future sheriff k-9 unit

June 21, 2019

Jeff was a mature and hard working seventh grade student who would do anything asked of him. He was the same as a police officer. He is remembered.

Lou Blazquez

February 21, 2019

Thought about you this morning and it immediately brought tears to my eyes. You have missed so much since you have been gone, and I'm painfully sorry for that. As the years pass, I often think about how many memories and experiences we lost with your passing. But you made two beautiful boys and you were and are very loved. I'm so grateful for what you accomplished while you were here.

♥ Natasha (Eric, Connor, Ethan, Sabrina)

June 21, 2017



December 22, 2016

RIP, brother.
This brave officer's death goes to show you that there are no "cake" runs in this Job. EVERY call must be handled the same way, approached as though it could be your last.

Sergeant Jim Lucerino
NYPD Housing Bureau

August 21, 2016

Your son is my best friend and he is one of the best people I know he is very successful now and we are about to start college, I wish I could have met you in person but that will be in the next life.

Kevin O'Brien

June 28, 2016

I lived right around the corner from where this happened. It was a shock when it happened as nothing like "this" happens in our little community. It is hard to believe that it has been 16 years since this tragedy occurred. Even though I no longer live in Flagstaff, when a recent shooting (in the past few years) happened in Flag, I was reminded of Officer Moritz's shooting.

May the Moritz family find comfort in seeing that so many have fond memories this long after his death and that he is still missed!

Amy (Burdo) Petcoff
Community Member

June 21, 2016

I will never forget you friend. Every day I am reminded of you, your Mom and Dad, and your entire welcoming family. It still does not seem possible that you are really gone. I expect any time to see your smiling face, and you saying "Ya Reckin?" Which I have inadvertently adopted.
I am sure your boys are wonderful young men, like their father and also probably also giving their mother hell and grey hair. You were such a good person I am sure you would have best the best of fathers as well.
Smile down on us Jeff.

Old friend

November 30, 2015

Officer Moritz: Your Sons will hold your legacy close. I will make every attempt to encourage your Department and the State of Az DOT to name a highway in Flagstaff in your honor, as you left Flagstaff with honor to meet your brothers and sister law enforcement gone on before you.

Detective [email protected]
Los Angeles Police Department

November 26, 2015

I am awfully sorry for the loss of your life in the line of duty. It's been 15 years but I remember how your death rocked our community, and saddened all of us. But it was with great pride that we upheld your name and the honorable duty for which you died. We remember you, Officer Moritz.

--Flagstaff citizen
October, 2015


October 9, 2015

Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
GOD Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito

June 21, 2015

I attended your funeral and observed the wonderful photos of you growing up, as a student at NAU, and as an avid skier at the Snowbowl. In fact, I was part of the procession that proceeded to the Snowbowl for the final memorial. It seems like just yesterday when we heard members of your FPD squad share memories of you. Your smile and motivating spirit are still missed after the years have passed.

Mac Little
U. S. Government (Ret.)

March 31, 2015

Rest in peace fine gentleman.

jim burns

December 28, 2014

Today's murder of Flagstaff Officer Tyler Stewart brought this home to me. We had only lived in Arizona a few months when Officer Moritz was killed. He is also never to be forgotten.

Stan Jefferson

December 27, 2014

Jeff was a joy to work with. Every time he came to the ER to deal with a case he always treated the ER staff and his ward with respect, humor and humanity. You could see that he really wanted to make the world a better place by the way he treated the folks he had to detain. He counseled them from the heart to make better choices and take a different path. He told them they had the power to change their lives. If only more officers could be like him. The man was a credit to his badge. The day he came in, it shredded us. Our little community went big city in that moment and we collectively lost our innocence. All these years later it still hurts but I remember the man with the soft touch and the kind eye who above all wanted to serve his community. Serve you did Jeff. Walk in beauty.

Wendy Buck-Benge RN
FMC ER 98-05

July 3, 2014

Its been a long time and I still can see that smile. Keep smiling on us brother!! Miss you

Paul Wanek

March 26, 2014

I grew up and played soccer with him. I looked up to him and considered him a friend. I was honored to be his friend. He treated everyone with respect and his smile was unforgetable. He is still greatly missed and since I have been an Police Officer his loss hits closer to home.

Jeff now has overwatch over all of us that are continuing the fight.

Officer Jason Nicolls
Williams Police Dept.
'Heavenly Father, hold our troops in Your loving hands. Protect them as they protect us. Bless them and th

December 24, 2013

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