Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Deputy Sheriff Robert O. Moore

Seminole County Sheriff's Office, Florida

End of Watch Monday, June 9, 1975

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Reflections for Deputy Sheriff Robert O. Moore

Rest in peace Deputy Sheriff Moore.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

March 4, 2019

The Sheriffs of Florida and their deputies will never forget the sacrifice you and your family made to uphold our laws and protect society.

Your name has been inscribed on the Florida Sheriffs and the National Law Enforcement Memorial and in our hearts. May you forever rest in peace.

A scripture inscribed on the Florida Sheriffs Law Enforcement Memorial:

"Blessed are the peacemakers,
for they shall be called the children
of God." Matthew 5:9

Executive Director Steve Casey
Florida Sheriffs Association

August 20, 2016

Bob-You did your best...

Lt Jay Leman, ret.
Seminole County S.O. FL

June 24, 2016

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 9, 2015

Thank you for your service Deputy Sheriff Moore. We will honor you, as we do each year, during our Seminole County Sheriff's Office Annual Law Enforcement Ceremony this week. Your sacrifice will never be forgotten.

Ann Gitzke
Seminole County Sheriff's Office

May 20, 2015

There is NOT a single day that goes by I do not think about you Deputy Robert O. Moore Jr. I remember so well of the times we shared even though they were brief when you came to visit Dad and me. It was those times I wished I could take back as I so wanted to get to know my other brother. I kept all of your letters that you sent me while you & I were in the Navy and letting you know what I was going to do with my life etc... I just wanted to let you and others that knew you know that you were my inspiration for the career that I had chosen. I became a police officer for the Indianola Police Department in Indianola, IA and served with honor for 28 years and retired as a Sergeant in 2006.

That day I was informed (by an Indianola Police Officer) that you had been killed was like the whole world came to a stop.
I only breifly met your wife and family when I came down for the funeral services and I will always remember the warm welcome I recieved by them and to the officer from your deparmtent that met me at the airport and took me to your home to meet your wife and children.

Several years ago I had a memorial plaque made in your honor and the day I went to pick it up was on September 11,2001. For some unknown reason I felt your presence more than ever before. LIke so many millions of Americans I was stunned of what had happen on that dreadful day but in picking up your memorial plaque made it all the more special to me. As I see this to be a reflection of not only you but to all of those thousands that were killed on that day as well.

I wrote a contribute verse that is attached to your plaque along with your picture and news clippings of that terrible day and I would like to share with you and others:

"We look and never see those that protect and serve unless we become the victim. They ask little, and give so much. Someitmes they give us the ultimate gift anyone can give to another, their lives, so we might live in peace and safety. It was said that a man has no greater love, than to give his life for another. So here I attempt to honor my brother Deputy Robert O. Moore Jr. that has given us the greatest gift of all, the Law Enforcement Officer that gave his life in the line of duty my brother Deputy Robert O. Moore Jr."

You will always be a part of my life even though I didn't have the opportunity to get to know you and your family like I wished I had. Thank you for watching over me during my 28 years in law enforcment as I felt your presence during those tense and diffiult times when I needed that support that only you gave.
You will always be my hero brother

Sergeant Keith L. Moore (Retired)
Indianola Police Department - Brother

September 13, 2013

I was a former inmate of the seminole county jail, for something my abusive husband did to me. I have never met or interacted with a correction officer who would go above and beyond like officer Moore did. There need to be more officers like him......
I am sorry for his family, but just remember he was one in a million.....

tlt former inmate
former inmate

June 23, 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 37th 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. Rest In Peace

I pray for solace of 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.

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

June 10, 2012

Continue to rest in peace Deputy Moore, we will never forget....

Deb Azure
Mother of Deputy Renee Danell Azure
EOW 08/06/02
Union County SO, Lake Butler, FL

June 9, 2012

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

Officer 11169

February 16, 2012

We thought of you with love today,
But that is nothing new.
We thought about you yesterday.
And days before that too.
We think of you in silence.
We often speak your name.
Now all we have is memories.
And your picture in a frame.
Your memory is our keepsake.
With which we’ll never part.
God has you in his keeping.
We have you in our heart.

Rebecca K. Moore-Bover

September 3, 2011

D/S Moore, You are the true definition of a HERO! Disregarding your own safety you saved the lives of some and then paid the ultimate price by losing your life to try and save more! You were and are a fine example of what a Deputy should be! Thank you from all who served with you, all those who have served since your death and all of the residents of Seminole County! I am very proud to wear the same uniform as you and serve and protect ALL the residents here in Seminole County! Rest In Peace, Brother!!!!!!!!

Detention Deputy G. Carew
Seminole Co. Sheriff's Office, FL

January 25, 2009

"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

December 16, 2007

A Brother Warrior has fell and died today in battle.

This Brother Warrior has made the ultimate sacrifice.

He has given his life for his Fellow Warriors, family and friends too.

Brother Warrior, pass your sword to us, so we can keep your spirit alive.

You, my Brother Warrior will not be forgotten.

God Bless you, your family and your friends.

We honor and respect all of the Fallen Warriors who have gone before us.

We ask you, Brother Warriors to guide us, protect us and pray for us.

We will meet again my Brother Warriors.

For this time not to fight another battle, but to live in eternal peace.

God bless all of the Warriors, past, present and future.

Sgt. Chad McDaniel
Seminole County Sheriff's Office

November 25, 2003

Rest in peace. You served with bravery.

Inv. Michael Walker
Tallahassee Police Department

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