PHOTO: Hundreds, including Deputy Inspector Jeff Schiff (foreground r.), commanding officer of the 105th Precinct, turned out on Sunday for the first annual Brian Moore Memorial Foundation Walk & Reception. Photo Courtesy of NYPD
By Michael V. Cusenza
The cloud-based primer that coated the Sunday morning sky seemed to cast an appropriate pall on a patch of southeastern Queens that Det. Brian Moore knew well: the people and places, streets and sidewalks of the 105th Precinct.
Hundreds on a soggy Sunday undoubtedly followed some of Moore’s footsteps through the command he helped to protect and serve until the evening of Saturday, May 2, 2015. A gunman opened fire on Moore and partner PO Erik Jansen as they sat in their unmarked vehicle in Queens Village. Moore, the son of a retired NYPD cop, was shot in the face; his family took him off life support two days later.
He was 25 years old.
The Brian Moore Memorial Foundation Walk & Reception started at 10 a.m. at the Clubhouse entrance to Belmont Park. Participants trekked 3.4 miles, from Belmont to Detective 1st Grade Brian Moore Way at 222nd Street and 92nd Avenue, in front of the 105th Precinct stationhouse, and back to Belmont, where they enjoyed a barbeque buffet.
“Our 1st annual Det Brian Moore #memorial walk from Belmont #Racetrack 2 the 105Pct in the rain. #TearsFromHeaven,” Deputy Inspector Jeff Schiff, the precinct’s commanding officer, posted to Twitter.