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Lieutenant Claude Edward Moore

Council Bluffs Police Department, Iowa

End of Watch Wednesday, June 30, 1971

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Reflections for Lieutenant Claude Edward Moore

Thank you for your service and please know that your sacrifice is one that will never, ever be forgotten. Rest in peace always.

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

June 30, 2020

Walk well, my Brother.
(Inuit Prayer)

Donnie Bowerman
Retired LEO

March 15, 2019

Lt. Moore,
You died in Omaha on the very day that I was born there. Perhaps in some ethereal way, you guided me into my vocation. Thank you for your service and may you rest well in peace.

Lt. John Sokolik
Omaha Police Department

January 24, 2017

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

July 4, 2015

My uncle Pat was one of the finest men I had ever known, I keep a picture of him on my desk at work attached to an old model of an Indianan motorcycle. He was a people person with an uncommon since of humor. I have never had the opportunity to go back to see him but I am hoping within the next two years to get back to Council Bluffs to pay my respect. He died protecting the innocent and every police officer in this great country of ours needs to be given a word of thanks and the utmost respect, for their service to the community and their state, God knows they deserve it.
May God Bless you all
Ricke A. Moore

P.S I have the photo if anyone wants it

Ricke A. Moore
Uncle, family member

November 26, 2014

Always honored, never forgotten.

Sgt. T. J. Jones
Greater Cleveland Transit Police Department, Ohio

June 30, 2014

Lt. Moore,
Sir, even though it's been 42 years since your End of Watch you are still honored and remembered. I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Council Bluffs. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

July 25, 2013

Rest in Peace, Lieutenant Moore. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

May 23, 2013

Dear Grandpa,
This is your grandson Andy Moore, the stories that I've heard are truly amazing. I never got to meet you, but I like to think you were something like my dad. You ARE a true hero. You may be gone but you will never be forgotten.

The Moore Family

Andy Moore

April 28, 2013

To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 41rst 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 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

I pray for the solace of all those that love and remember you for I know both the pain and pride are forever.

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

December 17, 2012

"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

October 23, 2007

You were shot by Clyde Barrow. I admire your bravery in going up against him. And I wish you to Rest in Peace.

Rachel Bielinski

August 28, 2006

Dear Officer Moore,

I thank you for keeping us safe!

We Love you sir!

Danny Ross & Family

Daniel Ross
Council Bluffs, Iowa

March 27, 2006

god bless and you will never be forgotten.

fairfield co s-o lancaster,ohio

January 12, 2006

Lt. Moore, you showed a lot of guts and compassion. You put yourself at risk in order to negotiate with someone in order to get HIM out alive. Your heroism has not been forgotten and, though I never had the honor of meeting you, I admire and respect you.

God Bless and Rest in Peace.

Ptl. Jim Leahy Jr.
Harvard University Police Dept.

November 28, 2005

Lt. Moore after all of these years you are still remembered as a hero! God Bless you!

Ofcr. Dan Winger

January 23, 2005

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