Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Officer Alvin E. Moore

Dallas Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Saturday, November 13, 1976

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Reflections for Officer Alvin E. Moore

Thank you for your service, both military as well as police, and know that your heroic sacrifice is one that will never, ever be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren. Rest in peace always.

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

July 11, 2021

“His Lord said to him, Well done, you good and faithful servant…” Matthew 25:21.

Chief Rick Stone
Dallas Police Department - Retired

October 9, 2018

RIP Officer Moore. You tried to help. I hope the public remembers what happened to you every time they ask why the police didn’t try to talk to the person.

Deputy Constable Anonymous Anonymous
31 years of service

April 13, 2018

Al, I just wanted you to know that yesterday, on National Police Memorial Day, I wore my new Dallas PD commemorative badge with your name, badge number, and EOW date engraved, to honor your memory. We were the same age at the time of your death, and you were the first Dallas officer killed in the line of duty after my appointment seven months earlier on 1 April 1976. Thank you for your selfless service to our city.

Lieutenant Kenneth E. Seguin, #3813
Dallas Police Department

May 15, 2014

I think of you often Big Al. What a gentle giant you were and what a genuinely caring person and police officer.

Detective Kirk Griffith #3639
Dallas Police Department

January 27, 2012

Alvin , 35 years ago we laid you to rest. Dallas became a safer place. Just to say your dedication to your job was not in vain.

Bernadette Moore

December 29, 2011

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 35th 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 murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Rest In Peace

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

November 13, 2011

Thank you for your bravery, Officer Moore. You are not forgotten.

A Grateful Citizen

August 27, 2008

Alvin...I didn't know you, but I really admire what you did. I am sure that you really put your butt on the line for the people in the area that day and even for the young man who killed you. I don't comment on these entries unless it is someone I knew, but your incident really hit home. God bless your soul. I will remember you and your family in my prayers tonight.

Lt. Dan Mullin (retired)
Lockport Illinois PD

April 4, 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 5, 2008

You are remembered today and thank you Sir for your service

manchester, nh

November 28, 2007

You not with us, but you have live forever in our mind. We truly miss you
J.A. Gray

Ret. Air Force Seargent Josroust A. Gray

August 19, 2006

As we remember you as one of the finest, we now get prepared to bury another one of the finest dallas police officer's, 29 years later to the day of your death. We sadly lossed another one this morning. Officer Moore, and Officer Jackson, please watch the rest of the men and women in blue, as they pick up, where you left off.

Mr&Mrs.SrCpl.JT & Jena Sims
Dallas Police Dept.

November 13, 2005

You are a true hero for your actions on that November day in 1976. You will never be forgotten by your police family around this great country.

God bless you always.

St. Louis City Police

June 4, 2005

Alvin....What can I say? Here it is 30 years from the time we were "choke-out" partners in our DPD academy class. You were strong as an ox, brave as the ex-tanker you were, but yet a gentle soul. I've thought of you often over the years. I'm at an age now that somewhat mellows me, and I reflect on all things blue, both fast action and slow tenderness, with eyes that get moist much easier than before. We lost a good one when you fell, my friend. I know you've reached down with those big arms of yours and pulled me from the brink a few times. Thanks. Rest peacefully, brother. Rusty

Sr. Corp. J.R.

February 4, 2004

Somebody is safe today because of your dedication to police work. That's why your sacrifice is not in vain. That's what a hero is. Rest in Peace.


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