END OF WATCH: March 22, 1955
Willoughby Police Department
Lieutenant Moore, was instantly killed when he picked up a live high-tension wire carrying 4600 volts. The Lieutenant was answering a call of a downed wire on Maple Street. The wire was blown down by very high winds and Moore apparently thought the line was dead.
Moore was one of the most popular officers on the force. He proved to be one of the most courageous and conscientious officers in the department. Moore won wide acclaim as a patrolman when he rescued two children from a smoke-filled house.
Another time on a wintry day, he braved the cold waters of the Chagrin River to pull two children who had fallen through the ice to safety. Being fond of children, the officer was well known for his work with teenagers and is credited with helping to lower the juvenile delinquency rate in Western Lake County.
Each year he took his vacation just before Christmas and served as the official Santa Claus in the city, greeting youngsters on the streets and in the stores. This highly esteemed officer will long be remembered for his good deeds and for his performance of duty served faithfully and capably.
Officer Moore was survived by his wife Florence, a sister and three brothers. They had no children.
Joyce Robbin Moore’s name is inscribed on the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Wall, Washington, D.C. panel 28, west wall, line 17.
By Norm Drew, Greater Cleveland Peace Officers Memorial Society