O'Neal Moore

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O'Neal Moore

  • Birth 23 Apr 1931
  • Death 2 Jun 1965 Varnado, Washington Parish, Louisiana, USA
  • Burial Unknown
  • Memorial ID 27152479

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.

http://www.odmp.org/officer/9566-deputy-sheriff-oneal-moore


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  • Created by: Donna
  • Added: 27 May 2008
  • Find A Grave Memorial 27152479
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for O'Neal Moore (23 Apr 1931–2 Jun 1965), Find A Grave Memorial no. 27152479, ; Maintained by Donna (contributor 46910450) Unknown.