Deputy O'Neal Moore
O'Neal Moore (1931-1965) and his partner, David “Creed” Rogers were the first black deputies of the Washington Parish Sheriff's Office.
June 2, 1965, the deputies were ambushed by alleged members of the Ku Klux Klan in a drive-by shooting resulting in the brutal murder of O'Neal Moore and wounding of David Rogers; leaving him blind in one eye. Moore left behind a wife, Mavella Moore & 4 daughters: Tressler, Regenia, Veronica, and Sheronda Moore.
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This was one of many incidents that activated the Legendary Deacons of Defense of Bogalusa, Louisiana. The same Deacons that would later protect the remaining members of the Moore family. Moore, Rogers, and many others made grave sacrifices to help ensure success of the Civil Rights Movement.
The O'Neal Moore Murder Case remains unsolved.
Erected by O'Neal Moore Family & Foundation and The Johnson Family.
Location. 30° 53.685′ N, 89° 50.06′ W. Marker is in Varnado, Louisiana, in Washington Parish. Marker is at the intersection of State Highway 21 and Main Street, on the right when traveling south on State Highway 21. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Varnado LA 70467, United States of America.
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Categories. • African Americans • Civil Rights •
Credits. This page was last revised on March 31, 2018. This page originally submitted on March 31, 2018, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana. This page has been viewed 43 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on March 31, 2018.