Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Corrections Employee Billy M. Moore

Texas Department of Criminal Justice - Correctional Institutions Division, Texas

End of Watch Saturday, April 4, 1981

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Reflections for Corrections Employee Billy M. Moore

Thank you for your remembrance of Billy. As a first cousin, I miss his tremendous laugh and story telling. Such great memories. Gone too soon. May God bless all who wear and have worn the badge of Texas.

Smile when you remember Billy Mac that is what he would have liked.

Paula Yates
First Cousin

April 25, 2022

Our family missed him so much! First time I ever saw my dad really cry.

Debbie Crayton Franks
First cousin

April 25, 2022

Rest in peace Corrections Officer Moore.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

February 1, 2022

Thank you for your service and please know that your 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)

April 4, 2021

Rest in heavenly peace

Mark Mottola

April 4, 2020

C/O Billy Moore and Warden Wallace Pack, Rest in Peace. Thank You both for your Service and Sacrifice. Your jobs are under appreciated.

I Pray for Peace for your Families, Friends and Co-Workers. I also Pray that the hounds of hell forever pursue and gnaw at the flesh of your murderer! I Pray that his pain and suffering be 100 fold. May his tree of life be forever smitten!


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

April 4, 2016

Heroes live forever, Officer Moore, and we will never forget. Thank you for the sacrifice you made for the citizens of the great State of Texas.

Greater Houston C.O.P.S.

April 4, 2013

I worked with Billy Moore at the Eastham Unit . Could not have had a better man to work for. He was a great friend and I will always remember him

Retired Field Crop Supv Jerry Ammons
Texas Dept. of Corrections

July 2, 2012

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 31rst anniversary year 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 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.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

April 4, 2012

Rest in peace, Officer Moore. Your service and sacrifice to the great State of Texas will not be forgotten.

Greater Houston C.O.P.S.

April 4, 2012


Pat Van Den Berghe

April 9, 2008

Mr. Moore, you have not been forgotten. Rest in peace.

Michelle - wife of Retired LEO

March 13, 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 27, 2008

Officer Moore: You are remembered and honored for the supreme sacrifice you made in the line of duty 24 years ago. I was one of the first mprison (San Quentin)in Califoria. I know how tough corrections can be. I cannot believe that the defendant got off with a self defense verdict in your case. Rest in peace, Phyllis Loya, mother of Larry Lasater, PPD eow 4/24/05

phyllis Loya

August 3, 2005

You are not forgotten....................................

Sgt. Al Whitney
Yuma County Sheriff's Office, Yuma, AZ

April 3, 2004

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