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Street is renamed after slain officer Brian Moore

Brian Moore

By Irish Echo Staff

A street intersection in Queens bears a new name, that of Detective First Grade Brian Moore.

Moore, just 25, was gunned down May 2 last when he and his partner approached a man in a car they believed had a gun.

The man did and opened fire.

Officer Moore was hit in the head and died two days later.

Moore was assigned to the 105th Precinct’s anti-crime unit at the time of his death.

Now the Queens Village intersection at which the 105th Precinct station house is located bears Moore’s name.

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The intersection is that of 222nd Street and 92nd Road, and it will from now on be known as Detective 1st Grade Brian Moore Way.

Officer Moore was posthumously promoted to detective by NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton.

A career criminal named Demetrius Blackwell was charged with first-degree murder, as well as the attempted murder of Moore’s partner, Officer Erik Jansen.

He faces a maximum sentence of life without the possibility of parole.

The newly named street is about a dozen blocks from where Moore was shot.

In a statement today, New York Mayor Bill De Blasio said: “Detective Brian Moore exemplified the best of our police force: a brave and selfless young man who gave his life while working to protect all of ours.

“New York City’s Finest face unspeakable dangers each day – yet in the face of violence, Detective Moore responded to the call with no hesitation.

“Our city is safer and stronger because of police officers like Brian Moore, and we will forever be indebted to his family.

I’m proud to join with Commissioner Bratton today in announcing that one of the many city streets NYPD protects each day is now named for this brave detective – a reminder of the ultimate sacrifice Brian Moore gave to this city.”

After the shooting, Moore’s life and work was commemorated in the Echo by Brian McCabe in his column, The Long Blue Line, which covers the long and proud tradition of the Irish of America in law enforcement.