Hero Down: Berkeley County Deputy Jacquin Moore Killed In Crash
Martinsburg, WV – Berkeley County Sheriff’s Deputy Jacquin Moore was killed in an off-duty motorcycle crash on Thursday, according to his department.
The tragic incident occurred at approximately 11 a.m., as Deputy Moore, 30, was riding his motorcycle on Mid Atlantic Parkway towards Interstate 81, The Journal reported.
Two other vehicles were involved in the collision, and the cause of the crash remained under investigation on Friday, Berkeley County Sheriff Curtis Keller said.
No one else was injured and no one has been charged in connection with the incident.
Deputy Moore, a four-and-one-half year veteran of the department, was also a school resource officer at Spring Mills High School during the 2017-2018 academic year, the Herald-Mail Media reported.
“Officer Moore was a true Cardinal,” Spring Mills High School Principal Robert Myers explained, according to The Journal. “He would eat lunch with our students each day and always have a word of encouragement for those students who might be struggling.”
Deputy Moore was also a track coach and had “totally integrated” into the school, Myers added.
"He connected with the students," Berkeley County Schools Superintendent Manny Arvon told the Herald-Mail Media. "He was such a great guy, I really liked him. I'm just sick to my stomach about it. It's a tremendous loss to the community."
Deputy Christopher Farmer said that he had been friends with Deputy Moore since high school, and that the duo even served in the same Army National Guard unit, The Journal reported.
“He can make any dark day better,” Deputy Farmer said of his friend and colleague. “His smile alone was a way to brighten up any mood. He would come into the room and, whether I am in a bad mood or not, he would always make it better.”
Deputy John Cardello joined the sheriff’s office at about the same time as Deputy Moore, he said.
“We went to the academy together and lived in the same barracks,” Deputy Cardello recalled. “It is pretty personal living in the same building, and we became pretty good friends. When we came back we worked the same shift together for around three years before he went to the school.”
“He loved his job, his family and enjoyed helping the public out,” he added. “He was good at his job.”
On Friday, hundreds of people gathered outside the Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office, where the department held a small ceremony to honor the fallen deputy, The Journal reported.
The Honor Guard placed a wreath on Deputy Moore’s patrol car, which will remain on display outside the station until his funeral service.
Deputy Moore leaves behind his daughter, mother, brother, and many friends and extended family members, The Journal reported.
Our thoughts and prayers are with the family of Berkeley County Sheriff’s Deputy Jacquin Moore, both blood and blue. Thank you for your service.
Rest easy, hero. We’ll hold the line from here.