Public Viewing for Marquis Moorer held Wednesday at Carl C. Morgan Convention Center
A public visitation was held Wednesday for Selma Police Officer Marquis Moorer at the Carl C. Morgan Convention Center.
Moorer’s casket was brought into the Convention Center by members of the SPD, DCSO and SFD late Wednesday morning. Local residents spent the day viewing the body until Lewis Brothers Funeral home took it away after 6 p.m.
“We are heartbroken by the death of Officer Moorer,” Gospel Tabernacle Pastor John E. Grayson said.
Attorney General Steve Marshall and Selma Mayor James Perkins Jr. dropped by the center.
Selma police plan to start the funeral procession from the SPD beginning at 9 a.m., head straight up Broad Street and to Pineview Memory Gardens in Valley Grande. , Graveside services will start at 11 a.m. , with Bishop Reginald Wells, Sr., officiating. Masks are required.
Moorer was 25 years old and a Wilcox County native. He was a SPD officer for three years.
Snow’s Cleaning Service owner LeMarkus A. Snow was Moorer’s cousin and he shared those memories of them growing up. Moorer was a father of two.
“Moorer was quiet and did not bother no one,” Snow said. “He loved being a police officer and wore his badge with pride. He was a young officer, father, one who was loved by many. He’s gone but not forgotten. In the next 20 years, he may have been Police Chief in Selma.”
Javonte Cornius Stubbs, 18, is charged with capital murder in Moorer’s death. Moorer was on duty and was taking a meal break at his home at Selma Square Apartments when he was shot between 3:30 and 4 a.m. Moorer’s significant other, Shakiaria Barley, was shot in the leg.