Officer Michael Moore, 58, was assigned traffic direction duties in front of the Oakland Auditorium the night of April 5, 1935. The roadway was well traveled by patrons arriving to attend the very popular boxing matches.
Moore’s post was poorly lit. When his attention was directed at a non-traffic problem, he was struck by a vehicle. The driver of the vehicle admitted that he was without one headlight, which only compounded the visibility problem. Moore was slammed to the pavement. Other Oakland officers raced to his side and transported him to Highland Hospital where he died of massive injuries.
Moore joined the Oakland Police Department on October 10, 1906. He was survived by a wife and five children.