Retired Seattle Police Officers Association

Last Ring

Take a moment to remember our friends and associates who have passed.

Jack N. Moore #1353 retired Seattle police detective sergeant passed away on February 23rd at the age of 95.  In early 1943 at the age of 17 Jack enlisted in the Marine Corps.  His M.O.S. was machine gunner.  Like most Marines he shipped out to the South Pacific.  His company was assigned to base security on Midway Island.  He was later assigned to Okinawa to prepare for the invasion of Japan.  Lucky for him WWII ended two months later.  He definitely had a squad of Guardian Angels looking out for him.  Jack returned home in late 1946.  He joined SPD in March 1952.  Jack worked patrol for 11 years then in February 1963 he was assigned to the Detective Bureau.  After the IACP Study recommended more front-line supervisors Jack took the sergeant's exam.  He was promoted in May 1968 and returned to patrol for two years.  Jack returned to investigations in 1970 and remained there until his retirement on March 30, 1977, exactly 25 years of service.  Jack enjoyed retirement for almost 44 years.  He is survived by June, his wife of 69 years, along with his son Scott and daughter Kathleen.