Type of Officer: Sheriff
Jurisdiction: Morton County
Death Date: 7/22/1916
Added to Memorial: 1987
Circumstances of Death: Gunshot
Sheriff Moore had been called to investigate a public disturbance call at a Rolla residence. After the sheriff arrived at the house, he was attacked and beaten by several individuals. Then, Don Van Wormer held a shotgun on Moore and ordered him off the property. The sheriff obtained a warrant for Van Wormer’s arrest, returned and attempted to place the suspect in custody. However, four of Van Wormer’s friends attacked Sheriff Moore, enabling Van Wormer to return to the house, acquire a shotgun and shot Sheriff Moore. The sheriff was killed instantly.