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The Maurice Moore Urgent Care Centre commemorates Senior Constable Maurice Moore who was fatally shot in the execution of his duty in 1986. A plaque was also unveiled in his memory. 

At approximately 2.15 am on Saturday, 27th September, 1986 Senior Constable Maurice Moore, was alone in a police vehicle in Brougham Street, Maryborough, when he intercepted a vehicle being pushed along the street, by two men.

One man escaped prior to Senior Constable Moore’s arrival, but he detained the other man, and commenced to make inquiries over the police radio as to the ownership of the intercepted vehicle.

Prior to a reply being received, the detained man overpowered Moore, and took possession of his .38 police issue revolver. He then shot Moore in the face and four times in the back. The man who killed Senior Constable Moore was later convicted at the Ballarat Supreme Court of his murder, and sentenced to a lengthy prison term.

Representatives from the Blue Ribbon Foundation, Victoria Police, Maryborough District Hospital Service, and Acting Premier Jacinta Allan unveiled a plaque on Tuesday, dedicated to the late Senior Constable Maurice Moore alongside his wife Heather and son, Paul. Sen Con Moore, who was killed in the line of duty on September 27, 1986, was forever immortalised during an official ceremony at MDHS where the recently refurbished urgent care centre was named in his honour.
The Maryborough District Advertiser (VIC), 29 September 2016. 




Address:75 - 87 Clarendon Street, Maryborough District Health Service, Maryborough, 3465
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.045112
Long: 143.738297
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Structure
Monument Theme:People
Actual Event Start Date:27-September-1986
Actual Event End Date:27-September-1986


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Tuesday 27th September, 2016
Source: MA
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