Moore marker to be installed

Published 8:28 am Friday, October 23, 2015

Washington Parish District 4 Councilman Andre Johnson will soon be honoring the late Washington Parish Deputy Sheriff Oneal Moore with a historical marker near where the lawman was murdered on June 2, 1965.

Moore was on patrol with his partner, Dep. David “Creed” Rogers, when the pair were shot from an ambush by unknown assailants. Moore was killed and Rogers was injured. The case remains unsolved.

The marker will be placed off Louisiana Highway 21, where Moore was slain. The tentative date for the marker’s placement is some time in November.

“The civil rights cold case murder of an African-American sheriff’s deputy while on duty is near and dear to the hearts of the Washington Parish community,” Johnson said.”   

On June 2, 2015, 50 years after Moore’s assassination, he was honored by Sheriff Randy Seal in a memorial service at the Washington Parish Sheriff’s Office. Moore’s widow, Maevella N. Moore, and Seal placed a wreath next to the bronze relief plaque of Moore in the office’s lobby.

Johnson and the Oneal Moore Foundation are raising funds for the marker. To donate, supporters can send contributions to: “Oneal Moore Foundation, P.O. Box 395, Bogalusa, LA, 70429.”