A Hero’s Presence

The life-size statue depicts Moore as the true hero he was.
The life-size statue depicts Moore as the true hero he was.

Town honors late detective Brian Moore

The Town of Oyster Bay community came together once again to honor the late Detective Brian Moore with a life-size statue memorial at the town’s Plainedge Park on May 21. The Plainedge police officer, named detective posthumously, was slain in the line of duty on May 4, 2015, and a little more than a year later, his family, friends and community are still trying to heal.

“Brian Moore was one of the nicest people I’ve ever had the privilege of knowing and attending Plainedge High School with. It gives me great pleasure being a part of the Plainedge community during this time,” said Jennifer Sheehan, Moore’s friend. “The Plainedge community raised money over the last year to create a statue in his honor as well as having the athletic center at Plainedge Park named in his memory.”

BrianMoore_052516BThe statue, which was erected near the baseball and soccer fields at the park, depicts Moore as a proud member of the NYPD, standing tall, clutching his hat under one arm and wearing a smile and his badge number. The plaque below the statue details the kind, selfless and giving person Moore was, on and off duty.

The last line on the plaque reads, “Brian will forever be a true American hero.” Moore has definitely been solidified as the face of Plainedge, a community that is beyond proud to have known and loved him.

“Now the community will always remember our hometown hero and the sacrifice he made to protect others,” said Sheehan.

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Jennifer Fauci is the senior editor of Long Island Weekly, Anton Media Group's award-winning special sections and Anton’s local magazines. Her passion for literature, travel and the arts lend to the unique content in her publications. In her time at Anton, she has received first place in the Folio Awards, second place for the NYPA awards and is the recipient of six PCLI awards.

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