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Officer Darrell Gene Moon

Fort Worth Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Tuesday, July 15, 1980

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Reflections for Officer Darrell Gene Moon

Rest in heavenly peace on this your 40 anniversary in heaven

Mark Mottola

July 15, 2020

Officer Moon,
On today, the 40th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Fort Worth. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

July 15, 2020

Forty years ago but it seems like yesterday. We played softball together and were just a few days removed from a game together when the accident happened. I'm glad he popped in my mind. I really respected him. I'm sad to say I didn't keep up with his partner. He was a good man also.

Ernest Barton, Teacher
FT. Worth ISD

June 19, 2020

Rest in peace Officer Moon.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

July 15, 2019

Rest In Peace Brother in Blue. Thank you and your family for your sacrifice and service.

Officer Mike Robinson (Ret.)
Upland Police Dept. CA

July 15, 2018

Rest in Peace Officer Darrell Gene Moon. Thank You for your Service and Sacrifice Protecting the citizens of Fort Worth, Texas.

I Pray for Peace for your Family, Friends and Co-Workers. I also Pray that the hounds of hell forever gnaw on the Souls of the scum that caused your death.


Senior Special Agent B.L. Sherwood (Ret)
Port Terminal Railroad Police Houston, TX

July 17, 2016

Your heroism and service is honored today, the thirtieth anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. I pray for the solace of all those who love and miss you for I know both the pain and pride are forever.

Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

July 15, 2010

"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 6, 2008

Just a note to let you know that you have not been forgotten by us,,,,,, Rest Easy

Officer Thomas Wiederhold #1890
Fort Worth Police,Tx

July 17, 2007

God bless you Officer Moon.

DFC Daniel O'Donnell
Orange County Sheriff's Office (FL)

May 11, 2007

How sad for both you and the other officer involved.his heart must be so heavy.May Our Lord comfort and Bless you both and May He give your loved ones many blessings.

July 15, 2006

You will be remembered

Offier Thomas Wiederhold
Fort Worth Police,Tx

January 25, 2006

Officer Moon, Rest In peace. Thank you for your Service to the Citizens of
Forth Worth.

Citizen Grace
St. Louis County

November 2, 2005

A good man who was gone too soon. I remember the poker games we all used to have, where we laughed and talked more than we played. You made us laugh so many times. Thanks for making all of our kives a bit brighter and a bunch better. Enjoy your rest bro

David Priddy Dispatcher
Grapevine P D

April 21, 2005

Rest in peace sir. Thank you for your service.

concerned citizen

October 25, 2004

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