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Official Line of Duty Deaths

Brian R. Moore

Rank: Detective, first grade

Shield Number: 9002

Command: 105 Precinct

Date of Death: 05/04/2015

Cause of Death: Shot while questioning subject

On May 2, 2015, P.O. Brian Moore and his partner were on routine plainclothes patrol as part of the 105th Precinct Anti-Crime Unit, when, in the vicinity of 212th Street and 104th Avenue, they spotted a man adjusting an object in his waistband. The Officers watched the subject as he walked southbound on 212th Street, then eastbound on 104th Road. Moore positioned their unmarked vehicle behind the subject to ask about his actions. It was approximately 6:15 p.m. Without warning, the man pulled a firearm and unloaded multiple rounds into the police car. Several bullets struck Officer Moore. His partner was miraculously unharmed. Moore, critically wounded, was rushed to Jamaica Hospital where two days later, on May 4th, he succumbed to his injuries. Moore’s killer — a 35-year-old recidivist with an extensive arrest record — was captured a short time later inside a neighborhood home. On December 19, 2017, Det. Moore’s killer, Demetrius Blackwell, was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole.

Brian Moore was only 25-years-old and had been on the force a few months shy of his fifth year. He was appointed to the force on July 6, 2010, and began his career with the 103 Impact Zone in Queens South and in May of 2012, transferred to the 105. He was the recipient of two Excellent Police Duty medals, two Meritorious Police Duty medals for exceptional police work, and made 160 arrests. He loved automobiles, the Baltimore Orioles, and, most of all, his job — having followed in his father’s and uncle’s footsteps.

He was survived by his father, retired Sgt. Raymond Moore, his mother, his sister, his Uncle, retired Sgt. Ronald J. Moore, and his LEO cousins: NYPD Det. Matthew Janisch; NYPD P.O. Katie Janisch; NYPD P.O. Timothy Moore; Nassau PD P.O. Ronald Moore and Ronald’s wife, NYPD P.O. Jennifer Moore; and Nassau PD P.O. John Moore. At Brian’s funeral, on May 8, 2015, he was promoted posthumously to the rank of Detective First Grade by Police Commissioner William J. Bratton.

In addition to various motorcycle runs and golf outings held his memory, on June 20, 2015, a Memorial Garden was dedicated in Det. Brian Moore’s memory at Saint Gregory the Great School in Bellerose, New York. In August 2015, the New York City Council approved the intersection at 222nd Street and 92nd Road in Queens Village to be renamed Det. First Grade Brian Moore Way; and the Town of Oyster Bay, in conjunction with the Plainedge Union Free School District, announced their plans to name an athletic field in Det. Moore’s honor. Moore grew up in the Oyster Bay area and played baseball and basketball in Plainedge Park. On June 7, 2018, the NYPD graduated a Mounted Unit horse in Det. Moore’s honor. For years a scholarship was established in his name at Xaverian High School by a young student who was moved by the Officer’s early death.

A memorial Foundation in his honor was established and can be found at



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