Coeur d'Alene dedicates memorial to fallen officer

COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - Hundreds of Coeur d’Alene residents gathered at McEuen Park Tuesday, on National Peace Officers Memorial Day, to honor one of their own — the late Sgt. Greg Moore, who was killed in the line of duty on May 5, 2015. 

Family, friends and fellow law enforcement officers came together to dedicate the K27 Forever Memorial to Coeur d’Alene Police Sgt. Moore. K27 was Sgt. Moore’s call signal. 

The ceremony began with two helicopters flying over McEuen Park, followed by an honor guard formation made up of several law enforcement agencies. 

Mayor Steve Widmyer and Coeur d’Alene Police chief Lee White spoke to Sgt. Moore’s dedication to serving the community, while fellow officer Johann Schmitz praised his kindness. 

"I remember the comfort of his friendship, the sound of his laugh, his unselfish nature when it came to sacrificing for others," Schmitz said. 

Schmitz then handed the podium over to Sgt. Moore’s wife Lindy Moore, who said she was grateful her husband’s memory would live on in Coeur d’Alene. 

"For the rest of our lives, our family will come here and remember him,” Moore said. “The love, the laughter, the lessons, the way he lived for others."

Moore spoke about how the community supported her and their two children after Sgt. Moore passed away. 

"Thank you for loving our family,” Moore said. “Thank you for embodying the true meaning of community.”

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