ST. LOUIS (KMOX) – It’s been nearly three years since 23-year-old St. Louis police officer Julius Moore died from injuries suffered in a car crash while chasing a burglary suspect.
On Saturday, family and friends unveiled a large green sign to be placed on a stretch of Interstate 55 near downtown, bearing his name.
Police chief Dan Isom said Officer Moore was a dedicated servant to the people of St. Louis, “I hope that as people pass by and see Julius Moore’s sign on the highway, they’ll recognize the struggles and the pain of families and officers as they do their jobs to protect St. Louis every day.”
One of Officer Moore’s supervisors told Saturday’s crowd at Kiener Plaza that he’ll always remember Moore’s smile — which he described as being as wide as the Mississippi River.
Moore’s sister, Jennifer Smith, shared with the crowd that as kids they used to talk about how they’d want to be remembered when their time comes, “He always talked about going out like a superstar. So I stand here today before you all publicly to acknowledge, ‘Brother, you are my superstar.'”
Moore is survived by his wife, three children, his parents, his sister, and many other family members.