Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Deputy Sheriff Joseph Z. Moore

Franklin County Sheriff's Office, Ohio

End of Watch Monday, April 11, 1983

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Reflections for Deputy Sheriff Joseph Z. Moore

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

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

May 3, 2019

NEVER FORGET! On behalf of the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Identification & Investigation, we honor the dedicated service and ultimate sacrifice of Deputy Sheriff Joseph Z. Moore of the Franklin County Sheriff's Office, Ohio and the additional 65 American Peace Officers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice on this date in history.

Superintendent Joe Morbitzer
Ohio Bureau of Criminal Identification & Investigation

April 11, 2019

Domestic violence against officers by other officers is just disgusting. Rest in peace Deputy Sheriff Moore.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

April 9, 2019

NEVER FORGET! On behalf of the Westerville, Ohio Division of Police, we honor the dedicated service and ultimate sacrifice of Deputy Sheriff Joseph Z. Moore of the Franklin County Sheriff's Office, Ohio and the additional 63 American Peace Officers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice on this date in history.

Chief Joe Morbitzer
Westerville, Ohio Division of Police

April 11, 2018

33 years ago today we lost one of our own in the line of duty.

Deputy Joseph Moore and his wife, Lieutenant Sharon Moore were shot while on their drive into work on April 11, 1983. Lieutenant Moore's ex-husband began firing at them with a shotgun while chasing their vehicle. Both were wounded and could not take action to save their lives. After their vehicle stopped in a parking lot the suspect approached them firing his weapon. Deputy Moore was killed instantly upon the second encounter with the gunman. Lt. Moore succumbed to her injuries on May 5, 1983.

The suspect was shot and killed by a responding officer.


As we all work our shift today please take the time to remember Deputy Moore and Lt. Moore as “Our Heroes” who paid the ultimate sacrifice in service to the their fellow deputies and the citizens of Franklin County.


Chief Jim Gilbert
Franklin County Sheriff's Office
Patrol Bureau
1945 Frebis Ave
Columbus, Ohio 43206
Office (614)525-3300
Fax (614)525-3371

Be Safe!

Chief Jim Gilbert
Franklin County SO

April 11, 2016

Brother Deputy Moore you are not forgotten...

Chief Deputy Jim Gilbert
Franklin County Sheriff's Office

April 11, 2014

Sharon and Joe Moore were my very best friends for so many years, I miss them so much.You are in my prayers every night.

God Bless You
Betty (Mcknight)Norman

Deputy Sheriff(1977-1989)
Franklin Co. Sheriff Columbus,Ohio

November 7, 2012

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 29th 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 solace for all those that love and remember you for I know both the pain and pride are forever. Your family is in my heart's embrace today.

Rest In Peace.

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

April 11, 2012

IN HONORE CASORUM
Gone, but not forgotten.

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

April 11, 2012

YOU ARE A HERO JUST BY THE PROFESSION YOU CHOSE

VANDENBERGHE
MANCHESTER, NHV

May 5, 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
Sergeant
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

January 3, 2008

On behalf of the Fraternal Order of Police, Capital City lodge #9 in Columbus, Ohio we are very sorry for the loss of your life while serving your community and our country! God bless your family!

President Jim Gilbert
Fraternal Order of Police,Capital City Lodge #9, Columbus, Ohio

July 9, 2007

On behalf of the Fraternal Order of Police, Capital City lodge #9 in Columbus, Ohio we are very sorry for the loss of your life while serving your community and our country! God bless your family!

President Jim Gilbert
Fraternal Order of Police,Capital City Lodge #9, Columbus, Ohio

July 9, 2007

Tragic ending for two individuals who gave their lives to
protect others. At least that crazy ex won't live to hurt
anyone else. Time has not diminished your service or
sacrifice.
Lynn Kole
Washington State

May 3, 2007

God Bless you Deputy, Rest Easy

Todd Gillis
Columbus Ohio

August 10, 2006

Thank you for your service and for your sacrifice, Deputy.

A Grateful Citizen

May 6, 2006

Never forgotten. God bless your family and friends with the good memories.

Det. Roberts
EPSO/VNI (Colorado)

March 2, 2006

The circumstances of your death are horribly tragic. May you and your wife continue to rest in heavenly peace. God bless.

Michigan

February 21, 2005

05/20/04

Each day I try to read the ODMP. Today I read your story. Any officer who dies in the line of duty will always be remembered for his sacrifice. You died a hero. Rest in peace Deputy Moore.

Captain Robert W Cannon, Ret.
Vermilion Co, Il. Sheriff's Dept.

May 20, 2004

Rest easy, brother. You live through anyone who wears the shirt.

Deputy M. Moore
Warren County S.O. (OH)

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