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34-Year-Old Arkansas Highway Patrol Officer Dies Due To COVID-19

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COVID-19 claims the life of a Highway Patrol man in Arkansas. (Photo: Bloomberg)

Law police in northeast Arkansas said Matthew Chandler Moore, an Arkansas State Highway Police (AHP) officer, was put to rest after a lengthy battle with COVID-19.

On Wednesday, WREG said hundreds of law enforcement officers from around northeast Arkansas gathered outside a St. Francis County church to pay their respects to Moore.

The 34-year-old father of two succumbed to COVID-19 on Sunday, Fox 13 said. He has been on the force for 11 years, according to AHP. The First Judicial Drug Task Force shared the news of his death on Facebook.

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COVID-19 claims the life of a Highway Patrol man in Arkansas. (Photo: Bloomberg)

How Moore Touched His Fellow Officers’ Life

Moore loved law enforcement and what he did, according to Forrest City Police Chief Deon Lee. The law enforcement officer, according to Lee, admired the uniform’s symbolism. He was well-known among officers in the region. Lee called him one of the kindest guys he’d ever met.

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According to Lee, given Moore’s demeanor and the enforcer’s mentality, most people would assume the enforcer was a preacher or clergyman of some kind. Moore, he said, was unquestionably a wonderful, kind person.

Moore was a friend of Chief Lee’s before he became an officer, according to Chief Lee. He recalls following along with Moore’s father, an officer when he was a child.

Moore’s father, according to Lee, is one of the reasons he became a cop. Moore’s father, he claimed, used to police my community when he was in high school. He went on to say that he aspired to be like Moore’s father.

Moore following in his father’s footsteps, he adds, made him proud. He described himself as “certainly someone we need in law enforcement.” People like Chandler don’t come along very frequently, he said.

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