St. Louis police officer dies from injuries

Friday, October 16, 2009 | 10:32 a.m. CDT

ST. LOUIS — A St. Louis police officer has died of injuries from a duty-related vehicle accident last week.

The police department said Friday that 23-year-old officer Julius Moore died Thursday from injuries he suffered from the accident Oct. 6 in south St. Louis.

Moore was responding to a call to assist fellow officers trying to apprehend burglars when his patrol vehicle, with lights and siren on, collided with a turning tractor trailer.

The collision pushed Moore's vehicle into a traffic light and brick wall before it stopped. He'd been in critical condition at a hospital until he died Thursday evening. Moore had been with the police department nearly two years.

The accident is under investigation, but the department said no charges are anticipated at this time to be filed against the truck driver.

Moore is survived by his wife, three children, his parents, a sister and others. Funeral arrangements are pending.

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Jody Manewal October 16, 2009 | 11:20 a.m.

It sounds like an awful accident. We are so very sorry for your loss. Unfortunetly the driver of the big truck is going to relive this over and over for the rest of his life. There are some who will say the Officer was the lucky one.

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