It is with great sadness that we share the news of the passing of Rex Moore. He passed away on October 26th, 2020 after a lengthy stay in the Leduc Hospital. Rex is survived by his long-time partner Cecile Blanchard. The family will be having a small funeral for Rex and his ashes will be scattered with those of his parents on the shore of the lake he lived at for the last 50 years.
Rex Moore embarked on his policing career in Edmonton on September 14th ,1959 as a member of Recruit Training Class 10. After his start in Patrol Division, Rex moved to Traffic Section for about two years before returning to Patrol Division. In 1969, he spent a few months in Court and Summons Section and had another short stint in Gaol Section in 1975. In 1976 he moved to Information and Reception Unit where he stayed for a couple of years. In 1979 he moved back to his preferred assignment, Patrol Division Zone “A” and remained there until he retired on January 8th, 1990.
Many members have fond memories of Rex. Bill Artym shared this one:
“I was working with another member out of old JP. We were dispatched to a 10-5 very close to 151 and Stony. The offending driver admitted fault but the number 2 clearly wanted to punch out the number one driver. We could not get that mouthpiece to shut up. It was very cold outside and something so simple was beginning to turn into a nightmare. Rex, in uniform, happened to walk out of the Safeway that was located in the northeast corner of that intersection. Our patrol car and the mouthpiece in the cold crisp air got Rex's attention. He sauntered over to where we were to see what the commotion was. I told my partner that this was going to be interesting. Rex approached the number two driver and while towering over him whispered something in his ear. The driver went and sat in his car. Later that day I asked Rex what he said. He looked at me, smiled slightly, and winked.
There are a zillion of Rex Moore stories out there. Most of them are true.”
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