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Police Officer Robert T. Moore

Detroit Police Department, Michigan

End of Watch Thursday, November 8, 1973

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Reflections for Police Officer Robert T. Moore

Officer Moore,
On today, the 50th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Detroit. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

November 8, 2023

Rest in peace Officer Moore. A young Motown hero forever!

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

February 2, 2021

Thank you for your service and rest in peace always knowing that your sacrifice will never be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren.

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

November 8, 2020

Bob was my partner, friend, and teammate on the 12th Precinct softball team. We had just traded leave days so he could attend a family function later in the week. He worked my shift on Nov. 7th and was subsequently shot and killed. Only the good die young!

Sergeant Bill Morgan (Retired)
Detroit Police Department

November 6, 2018

I was in the Academy at the time of Off. Moore' death. Our class was the first that had women attendees. We were split into two sections, men and wome. Off Moore's wife was in our class. It was the first funeral of a police officer I had attended, and unfortunately wasn't the last. I left the DPD after two years and spent my career with Miami-Dade PD in Dade County Fla. However I never forgot that 1st funeral and the impact it had on me. May you continue to rest in peace Oficer Moore, God Bless!!

Sgt. Bill Turner (Ret)
Miami-Dade PD

February 28, 2016

Bob was working a booster car out of #12 and observed a stolen vehicle pull up left wheel to curb in front of a known drug house. The subjects bailed out and the Sergeant, Moore, and 3rd officer gave chase. Moore was knocked to the ground causing him to drop his .44 mag revolver. The subject picked it up and shot him. Moore was DOS.

Retired Sergeant
Detroit Police Dept

December 28, 2015

Bob, not a day has gone by without you in my thoughts some time during the day. Your death while on duty is the only thing I could hold on to that made your Death even slightly acceptable. You were a Great friend and have been missed in my life more than any words could ever explain. Bob I miss You!

Lenny Plonka
Best Friend / Best Man

October 3, 2013

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 murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

I pray for solace for those who love and miss you.
Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya

Phyllis Loya
mom of fallen officer Larry Lasater

November 8, 2010

"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
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and may not be duplicated without permission

Investigator David L Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

November 13, 2007

You are remembered today and thank you Sir for your service


November 2, 2007

Bobby, thanks for all the great times and training as we road together. You remain in our prayers.

Chief John J Bolgar
New Baltimore Police Department

November 23, 2005

Many years have passed since you were killed protecting a city that has long forgotten you. I now serve in the twelfth precinct, as my father did with you, and we salute you....

Police Officer J. Figurski
Detroit Police Department

February 1, 2005

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