Rome Police Officer to be honored following actions in AT&T shooting

WHITESBORO, N.Y. (WKTV) - The Rome Police Officer who was off-duty, but took quick action during the AT&T shooting on May 27 in New York Mills is set to be honored.

The Whitestown Police Commission and Whitestown Town Board will present Officer Donald J. Moore of the Rome Police Department with an Outstanding Citizen Award on June 16 at 7 p.m.

The ceremony will take place at the beginning of the regular Town Board meeting at the Town Meeting Room at 8539 Clark Mills Road in Whitesboro.

Officer Moore is being honored for his quick actions in the face of extreme and deadly danger at the AT&T Wireless store in New York Mills on May 27, when disgruntled customer Abraham Dickan walked into the store with a gun and a hit-list of employees he intended to kill. Dickan shot and injured employee Seth Turk, who was working at a computer in the store, before Officer Moore, off duty and with his own personal gun, shot Dickan.

Turk was last listed in fair condition at St. Elizabeth Medical Center before asking hospital staff to no longer release his information to the media.

The public is invited to attend the presentation and show their appreciation to Officer Moore.

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