It is with deep sadness that the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office notes the passing of Charles J. (Charlie) Moore, born in Cold Spring, New York. Mr. Moore had resided in Putnam County most of his life, most recently in Kent.
He enlisted in the United States Marine Corps at age 17 in September 1962 and served more than four years and was promoted to the rank of Sergeant. During his last tour of duty in the Republic of Viet Nam, Sergeant Moore was seriously wounded and received the Purple Heart Award and was retired from the United States Marine Corps on January 1st, 1967.
Shortly thereafter, he joined the Putnam County Sheriff’s Department in March of 1967 and has served in various duty assignments since that time:
- Uniform Road Patrol Division
- Plainclothes Undercover Assignments
- Director of the Sheriff’s Underwater Search and Rescue Team
- Sheriff’s Special Weapons Tactical Assault Team Sniper
- Sheriff’s Communications Division
- Youth Bureau Coordinator and Youth Toy Drive Founder
During Mr. Moore’s twenty years of service to the Sheriff’s Department and the residents of Putnam County, he had received numerous Awards and Commendations for Outstanding Service as a Police Officer and Community Resident.
Mr. Moore retired from the Putnam County Sheriff’s Department on June 12th, 1987.
Last May, the Department dedicated one of their Marine Unit patrol boats in his honor among great fanfare. It was a special day for all who attended.
We extend our condolences to his family, friends and loved ones. May he Rest In Peace and may his memory be a blessing. We will never forget you Charlie. Godspeed, Your friends at #putnamsheriffNY