North Idaho

One year later, community remembers, honors Sgt Greg Moore

Candle light vigil honors life of fallen hero

COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - On Thursday law enforcement officers from around the area marked the one year anniversary of the death of Coeur d'Alene Police Sergeant Greg Moore.

Moore was shot early in the morning of May 5, 2015 while on patrol in Coeur d'Alene. He was rushed to Kootenai Medical Center where he passed away later in the day.

One year later, there were memorials and celebrations of his life on display across North Idaho. Tributes began early in the morning as reader boards across Coeur d'Alene were lit up with K27, Moore's radio call sign. Police and firefighters gathered at Cherry Hill Park where they held a wreath placing ceremony for Moore.

"We will always remember the ultimate sacrifice that Greg made and we as a community will forever honor Greg's service to us," Coeur d'Alene Mayor Steve Widmyer said before the gathering, which included members of Moore's family.

Shortly before 6 pm hundreds gathered at Independence Point where they released 200 blue balloons to signify letting go of the pain and hurt of losing Moore.

A group of people gathered in front of Nate's New York Pizza around 8 pm for a candlelight vigil. One year ago 14 officers from north Idaho were sitting in the pizza place when they got the news Moore passed away. Nate's Pizza donated 20 percent of sales to the Police and Fireman Memorial Foundation, a foundation the shop has raised nearly $5,000 for in the last year.