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Dallas County Commission honors fallen Selma Police officer

The Dallas County Commission honored the family of fallen Selma Police Department officer Marquis Moorer this week.

Dallas County Probate Judge Jimmy Nunn and Commissioners Jan Justice, Curtis Williams, Connell Towns and Vivian Rogers presented Monica Moorer and her sister Sabrina Underwood with a signed proclamation honoring the life of Moorer, who was killed last month at Selma Square Apartments.

Monica Moorer is Moorer’s mother. Underwood is his aunt.

“We felt it was a need to honor your son,” Nunn told Monica Moorer. “I know how hard this is because you’re still trying to heal. Your family is in our prayers. The Dallas County Commission is praying for you.”

Rogers recalled working with Moorer when she was employed at Walmart.

“I enjoyed having the opportunity of working with Marquis at Walmart,” Rogers said.

“May God to continue to strengthen your family through a difficult time,” Williams said.

Nunn and the Commissioners attended the Moorer’s funeral last month. He was impressed with the crowd.

“I never saw so many police officers, deputies, state troopers and other law enforcement across the state and region at one place, it showed what kind of man Marquis Moorer was,” Nunn said.

Underwood spoke on behalf of her sister and their family. Last month, they received a proclamation from the City of Selma.

“We thank the County Commission for everything you’ve done,” Underwood said.

Javonte Stubbs, a suspect in Moorer’s murder, will have a preliminary hearing on Friday at 1 p.m. in the Dallas County Courthouse. Dallas County Circuit Court Judge Collins Pettaway Jr. will preside the case.