|Birth: ||Apr. 23, 1931|
|Death: ||Jun. 2, 1965|
Deputy Moore was shot and killed when he and his partner -David Creed Rogers, were ambushed while on patrol. A pickup truck pulled up alongside their patrol car and an occupant in the truck's bed opened fire, killing Deputy Moore and wounding his partner. Deputy Moore was Washington Parish's first black deputy and it is believed that the deputies were attacked because of their race. There was an ongoing race-war in the region led by the Ku Klux Klan.
Two suspects were arrested in Mississippi following the murder but no charges were filed by the prosecuting attorney due to a lack of evidence. However, the investigation was reopened by the FBI in 1990 and again in 2001. The prime suspect died in 2003.
Created by: Donna
Record added: May 28, 2008
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