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CDA working to honor Sgt. Moore's life

COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - Jury selection entered its second day in one of the most high-profile murder trials in North Idaho history.

Jonathan Renfro is standing trial for the fatal shooting of Coeur d'Alene Police Sergeant Greg Moore in 2015.

Lawyers hope to have Renfro's jury seated by the end of the week, with opening remarks in the trial beginning next week. Lawyers are trying to narrow the jury pool from 1,000 to just 16, 12 jurors and four alternates.

Meanwhile, two years after Sgt. Moore's death, this case still hasn't been forgotten.

Drive around Coeur d'Alene, and it won't take long to find a K-27 sticker on the back of a car or a business window. Those stickers are a reminder of a brave soul, taken too soon.

“It was shocking,” said Zac Ward, General Manager at Buffalo Wild Wings. “I mean that's a thing you hear about happening in other places. That's not a Coeur d'Alene thing.”

Wilbur Avenue sat quiet Tuesday, but two years ago it was the site of a horrific crime. Sgt. Greg Moore was murdered while patrolling the scenic Coeur d'Alene neighborhood.

Now the accused gunman, Jonathan Renfro, stands trial for the crime. At the same time, the city is working to honor Sgt. Moore's life, with a memorial in the middle of McEuen Park.

“There's lots of emotions involved,” said Todd Bravo, who is working on the memorial. “The ability to put this project together is a great and awesome feeling.”

Many local businesses donated to that memorial, including the Buffalo Wild Wings. Employees are excited to see the money raised being put to work.

“It's going to be just another thing that the community can really...be centered around and be together on,” said Ward.

Many in the community are also anxious for this trial, which has been two years in the making, to finally get underway.

The trial is expected to last six to eight weeks. If found guilty, the jury will then decide if Renfro faces the death penalty.
   


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