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Deputy Sheriff Oneal Moore

Washington Parish Sheriff's Office, Louisiana

End of Watch Wednesday, June 2, 1965

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Reflections for Deputy Sheriff Oneal Moore

God Speed sir and as always, your law enforcement family will never forget.

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

June 2, 2024

I just read about Deputy Oneal Moore's case in the book, "Dark Bayou - Infamous Louisiana Homicides." It is terrible that he was killed because of his race. I grew up in Louisiana and have worked in Law Enforcement since 1988. During the next Police Week, I plan to get a charcoal rubbing of Deputy Oneal's name from the National Office Down Memorial Wall. Rest in Peace, Deputy.

ASD James Davison
Shenandoah County, VA Sheriff's Office

April 19, 2024

On this day you’re remembered. You were and are a hero. Rest easy, brother.

Police Officer

June 2, 2023

I’m so sorry this happened to you. I’m sorry your family and partner had to experience this kind of pain and horrible tragedy. I wish I were alive back then, I wish I could have worked with you and your partner. You, your partner and your family are in my prayers. May the coward’s responsible burn in hell.
God bless you, hero and brother.

Officer Cristina De La Torre

May 2, 2023

Dear uncle I remember as a child coming down south in the summer staying at your house and playing with my cousins and I also remember the call your brother (my dad) received of your murder. I was quite young and didn’t understand the magnitude of what was happening but I know things were different when we came to visit. I am so proud of you Uncle O’Neal you are my Hero!

Denise C Landry Ret. US Air Force
Your loving niece

November 25, 2022

Rest in peace Deputy Sheriff Moore.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

February 14, 2022

It's a shame on what happened to him, I may have some insight on what happened but my letters to fbi and investigators went unnoticed. I'd love to speak with Mr Moores daughter. She can probably ask kids she went to school with about runaway Dunaway and they can point her in my direction. My father was questioned by the fbi on the case as a suspect

Brian jones

October 4, 2021

On this actual anniversary of your heroic and untimely death I’d like to reiterate my previous reflection and say that your law enforcement family will always remember. Rest in peace always Deputy Moore.

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

June 2, 2021

First, am I reading this wrong or does it say that Officer Moore was Washington Parish’s first African American officer killed and not the “first africanamerican policeman killed during the 90 year civil rights struggle” as Mr. Fazzini states in his reflection. Second, is there a way these “researchers” can send something directly to an ODMP staff member instead of posting what can come across as a condescending remark, or in this case an almost rude and derogatory statement?

Regardless, Officer Moore, your heroic and untimely departure will never, ever be forgotten nor will your service and sacrifice as your law enforcement brethren say thank you. Rest in peace always sir!!

Detective Cpl/3 Steven RizzoDelaware State Police (Retired)

September 8, 2020

Officer Moore you were not the first africanamerican policeman killed during the 90 year civil rights struggle.
For the record: On July 4, 1876 during the Hamburg Riot at Hamburg, Aiken County South Carolina Town Marshall James Cook was among those killed. Among the 94 persons indiated but not prosecuted were two prominent poliations-one was a Us Congressman [who died in 1909] and the other was a US Congressman/Governor {died 1918}

t. fazzini

November 9, 2017

Rest in Peace Deputy Sheriff Oneal Moore. Thank You for your Service and Sacrifice protecting the citizens of Washington Parish, LA.

I Pray for Peace for your Family, Friends and the men & women of the Washington Parish Sheriff's Office. I also Pray that while your murderer(s) may have escaped punishment in this lifetime that the hounds of hell shall forever pursue their sorry carcasses. May they know no peace here or in the after life. May their screams of anguish rise up from the flames and send a chill down the spines of those who spew hate!


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

June 3, 2016

Thanks for opening the door in Washington Parish for people of color. Without your willingness to serve during the ugliest of time, there would be no me. I was toddler when you were murdered and didn't know you, but I will always have a warm spot in my heart for you.

Benito Lopez- P&P Officer Retired
La.Dept. of Corrections

January 9, 2016

Time heals all wounds and God has a way of "lessening the impact" of such tragedies as one continues the journey of life. I pray that the years without such a "hero" weren't too hard or difficult. Know that God knows all and sees all. Be blessed!

A citizen in another state,

Dr. Martin

MLK Consultants

June 2, 2015

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

June 2, 2015

I never got the opportunity to meet you but your dad was such a loving person with a beautiful smile. He would often come to Bogalusa with your mom (Marvella) to see my ( mom ) Beatrice Morgan who was his cousin. I was in the 8th or 9th grade when your dadl passed. I remember my neighbor telling us that he had gotten killed and we went to Richmond Funeral Home in Bogalusa to view his body. Wonderful man.

Carolyn Morgan Brown Atlanta, GA
My mother and your dad were cousins

February 7, 2014

To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 47th 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.

I grew up in the segregated South and graduated from high school the week you were murdered. I can remember the curfews, the sit-ins, and that our city high school was integrated in the year you died. How terrible that racists took your life when you were tring to protect and serve all members of your community. I pray for solace for all those that love and remember you for I know both their pain and pride are forever.

Rest In Peace.

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

November 15, 2012

O'Neal Moore was part of the "Thin Blue Line" thanks for your service. May God rest your soul.

Guy Magee
Washington Parish Sheriff

June 12, 2012

Thank you Deputy Moore for giving me and those like me the chance to choose this career. Deputy Moore I fully hope that one day the people that took your life from you and also took you from your family get brought to justice. But if they aren't brought to justice here on earth they will be when the stand before Jehovah God! Rest in Peace sir. To the family of Deputy Moore I know that it is hard but know that the person or persons that committed this cowardly act might get away for know but they will have to answer for this in life or in death.

Cpl. Terry J. Surgick, Sr.
Greene County Sheriff's Office ( Georgia )

March 1, 2011

I live in Beaumont, Texas. I am sitting here now at 1128 pm watching "The Injustice Files". I am so sorry to hear that you lost a father and husband that was just trying to do his job. I truly feel that this was a grave injustice and I pray that they find the sorry low down person that took his life and injuried his partner. The best thing about this story that I am watching is hearing Tresslar Moore Lewis say that her mother taught them not to hate. My prayers are with you


February 26, 2011

My heart aches for the tragedy this horrific hate filled crime has caused. I pray that the truth is discovered so that his youngest daughters wish can be honored that her father can rest in peace


February 25, 2011

Deputy Moore, you opened so many door by wearing the badge. God bless you and know you will never be forgotten! R.I.P.

Deputy Sheriff
Livingston County (Il) Sheriff's Ofc.

October 14, 2010

I just saw a dvd about Unsolved Murders. I learned about Officer Oneal Moore. I am crying as I write this. I am so sorry about this tragedy; about his family, friends and community being deprived of him and hs work. I am sorry that the murderers have not yet been caught/ identified. I am sorry also about Officer David Creed Roger's losing his partner and the vision in 1 eye. I grew up in the north and was deprived of learning about African American and women's history. Since Martin Luther King's death, I have studied these heroes on my own from Sojourner Truth and Harriet Tubman to Frederick Douglass and W.E.B. Dubois to Officer Oneal Moore and President Obama today and share my findings with others. I thank God we have a president, who, by the grace of God and by the help of caring people, will be able to bring about changes for peace and safety for those who lack it.

Ms. Karen Walling
I am a 65 year old white woman, who just learned about Officer Moore

December 4, 2009

I just wanted to let your family and friends know that there are many out there who know the pain that you feel today. My brother Roger was killed 4 years ago today June 2nd. You are in the thoughts and prayers of many folks who care. I pray that God will bless you with many precious happy memories to help fill your heart "especially today".

Judy Coleman
Sister of Roger Lynch

June 3, 2009

I am honored & proud today! My son gave me this website a year or so ago, and i keep it near my computer. It's hard sometimes to "go" down those avenues of the unfinished, so it took a long time. I read all the wonderful words of compassion & encouragement, and was made happy. Thanks dad, for setting an example for me and my children. Thanks for being the person you were, and in your absence encouraging me to push forward, & move on. I will always love who you were. You were a "Father" & a "Husband". You were a "Chrisian", and a soldier in the army. You died a "Hero", and a left your name marked in the books of history. Your good deeds will forever live with your family, neighborhood, community, & your country. The "Officer Down" memorial page has made it possibel for others to share their sympathy & compassion for you and our family. Thanks Friends! God bless & protect all the officers. Keep them safe and keep their family at peace and free from worry.

Tresslar La'Nita Moore Lewis

Tresslar Moore Lewis

January 14, 2009



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