Patrolman
John Edward Moore
Gary Police Department
Thursday, August 4, 1955

Age: 36
Served: 13 years
Badge #: 268
Military Service: U.S. Army
• World War II
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Incident Details

Cause of Death:
Gunfire
Date/Time of Incident:
Thursday, August 4, 1955
11:40 am
Incident to Death Duration:
Same day
Incident Location:
655 Indiana Street, Gary
Incident County:
Lake
Incident Township:
Calumet
Weapon Used:
Luger
Suspect Info:
Shot and killed
Burial Location:
Calvary Cemetery, Portage

   Patrolman John Moore was shot and killed while responding to a domestic disturbance.

   Patrolman Moore and his partner were called to the residence of a 15-year-old girl who was being attacked by her intoxicated uncle. Upon their arrival, they went to the back door of the home where they met the man in the basement stairwell and a gunbattle ensued. The suspect was shot and killed by Patrolman Moore, who was shot three times and died shortly after arriving at the hospital.

   Patrolman Moore also served as a military policeman. He was survived by his wife, 12-year-old daughter and 15-year-old son.