Elizabeth City Police Officer Dies

Elizabeth City Police Force is joining the family of an officer in mourning his death Tuesday.

Elizabeth City Police Officer Lonnie Lee Moore Junior was off-duty when he crashed early Sunday morning on Highway 13, south of Windsor in Bertie County. Troopers think Moore may have swerved to avoid a deer, and ended up hitting a utility pole. Investigators don't think Moore was wearing a seat belt.

Another person in the car, 47 year-old Stephanie Gallerson of Tampa, Florida was airlifted to Pitt County Memorial Hospital. She's listed in good condition this morning.

No funeral arrangements for officer Moore have been announced yet. A press conference has been scheduled for Tuesday at 2 PM at the Elizabeth City Police Department.


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  • by gregory thompson Location: newyork on Dec 6, 2009 at 08:46 PM
    just found out i lost a brother life will never be the same r.i.p. wish i could hear a corny joke right now would be the best present in the world i love man gregg t.
  • by Tarshia Location: baltimore on Oct 29, 2009 at 03:43 PM
    Its soo annoying to read comments about what Officer Lonnie should have or shouldn't have done. At this point it does not matter. I am the daughter of one of his EXTREMELY close friends and I am sadden by his death. My mother is hurting EVERYDAY since he has died. I now have to deal with my own sadness as well as hers. THis is the last thing I need to read. What about how he treated everyone with kindness. How when you are sad he is there to cheer you up. How my mother was protected b/c he would ride out patrol her neighbor. how I am in baltimore and when he was alive I did not have to worry about her. Yes we have our opinions, but I just wish people would stop dwelling on the neg. and appreciate the pos. OFFICER LONNIE L. MOORE JR. YOU WILL BE MISSED RIP.
  • by A.L. DOSWELL Location: CHESTERFIELD, VA on Oct 24, 2009 at 08:50 AM
    I WORKED WITH LONNIE WITH IN THE CITY OF PETERSBURG, AND THE TOWN OF WAVERLY, VA. HE WAS OUT STANDIMG WITH IN THE FIELD OF LAW ENFORCEMENT AND WOULD GO OUT OF WAY TO DO ANYTHING FOR YOU. GOD BLESS AND TAKE CARE, ON YOUR WAY HOME.
  • by Jamaica, Queens Location: New York City on Oct 24, 2009 at 07:12 AM
    Lee Lee, we will miss you dearly, and our deepest sympathy to the Moore Family. We shared great times together, and we will always remember you in our hearts. God has a plan for every human being on this earth,and only he knows what is best. R.I.P, Lee Lee. From all your friends you grew up with in South Ozone Park New York. We truly miss you!
  • by LEO on Oct 23, 2009 at 01:24 AM
    I am a leo and i was at the scene of the wreck that night. theres alot of the story not told and does not need to be told. I give my sympathy to Moore family and to the Elizabeth City Police Dept. Its sad that people want to do nothing but complain about law enforcement until they need us. Its sad how many people are up here fussing about what he did wrong when the man has passed away. Some people need to get a life and grow up. Im tired of all these people trying to tell us how to do are job if they dont like how we do it i will surely give u the headache we go through in saving and helping people for no respect at all.
  • by Katina Location: Chesterfield, VA on Oct 22, 2009 at 05:48 AM
    Lee-LEE YOU WILL BE MISSED! GOD BLESS ANYONE WHO KNEW HIM AND IS MOURNING HIS DEATH! REMEMBER HE IS IN A BETTER PLACE! R.I.P. LONNIE!
  • by Pirate4Life Location: NC on Oct 20, 2009 at 09:27 PM
    My thoughts and prayers are with his family during this difficult time.
  • by Teresa Location: GC on Oct 20, 2009 at 07:40 PM
    When your number is called You shall go.Prayers with family and friends.
  • by Elle on Oct 20, 2009 at 02:22 PM
    Officer Lonnie Moore was like my brother in law. And if People would stop to read and understand. No one ever said for sure if he was wearing a seat belt. People should think before they speak. We should all remember that God not man knows the time place or hour of when he will call us home. And I believe that Lonnie had finished the work that God had for him to do here on earth so he called him home. Let us all remember that someone has lost their father, husband and a dearly devoted love one.
  • by Anonymous on Oct 20, 2009 at 01:17 PM
    there is so much more to this story....
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