CCSO mourns loss of Sgt. Mike Moore

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Left to right are Cullman County Sheriff Matt Gentry, Capt. Ricky Blackwood and Sgt. Mike Moore. (Cullman County Sheriff’s Office)

CULLMAN, Ala. – Cullman County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO) Sgt. Mike Moore died this week, the CCSO announced Thursday morning: 

“The Cullman County Sheriff’s Office is deeply saddened by the passing of one of our own. Sgt. Mike Moore was an invaluable member of the Reserve Program with the Sheriff’s Office. Sgt. Moore was a K9 handler and an integral part of the Sheriff’s Office Rodeo each and every year.  

‘Moe was more than deputy, more than an employee, he was a dear friend. He will be sorely missed and our thoughts and prayers go out to his family,’ said Sheriff (Matt) Gentry.” 

Gentry said Moore had been a part of the CCSO as a reserve officer at least since Gentry took office eight years ago.  

“For the last (eight) years, he has been a huge asset for the CCSO and his community,” Gentry said. “He was a strong supporter of Project Lifesaver and was always willing to help.”  

Project Lifesaver “helps provide rapid response to save lives and reduce the potential for serious injury for adults and children who wander due to Alzheimer’s, autism, Down syndrome, dementia and other related cognitive conditions.” 

“He also had one of our tracking canines and came in on special details and duties as he was an active member of our reserve program,” Gentry said. “He truly was a great friend and will be greatly missed.”