Michael David Moore

Fallen Hero’s Hometown and State: Garland, TX

Branch of Service: Garland P.D. and U.S. Marine Corps

Rank: Officer and Lance Corporal

Officer Michael David Moore grew up in Middletown, OH. He served in the Marine Corps from 1982 to 1986. Moore was a ten-year veteran of the Garland Police Department when he was shot and killed while responding to suspicious person call that turned out to be a planned bank robbery.

David was passionate about being a police officer and his enthusiasm encouraged five others to join the profession. He was an avid outdoorsman, fisherman, hunter, and loved to ride his Harley Davidson. The state of KY named a mountain, “Mad Dog Moore Mountain” in his honor.

“Mad Dog” Moore was fearless and magnetic with an infectious quirky smile and a quick laugh. Those who worked with him envied his dedication and courage. He loved his family dearly. At the site of his death, a plaque reads, “Husband to one, Father to three, Hero to many.”

Age: 32

Date of Death: February 15, 1997

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