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Oregon State Police Sergeant Scott “Scotty” Moore, 47, of Cove died Nov. 2 at OHSU in Portland from complications of pancreatic cancer. There will be a celebration of life with Oregon State Police Honors at noon Nov. 20 at the Blue Mountain Conference Center in
La Grande. A reception and meal will follow.
Arrangements are under the direction of Loveland Funeral Chapel.
Mr. Moore was born Apr. 2, 1959, in Gardena, Calif., to Robert A Moore and Kathleen Q. O’Neal. He lived in Fallbrook, Calif., for 10 years before moving with his family to Salem and then to Klamath Falls, where he graduated in 1977 from Henley High School.
He began his 27-year career with the Oregon State Police in 1979, serving as a cadet in Wallowa and Deschutes counties. In 1984 he became a full-time OSP trooper in Lakeview as a patrol officer and then as a game officer. While in this area he worked the entire Lake County and also parts of Klamath and Deschutes counties. He transferred to Bend in 1991 and worked as a game officer in the Fish and Wildlife Division in Deschutes and Jefferson counties.
In 1997 he became a sergeant and was transferred to the La Grande office as patrol sergeant, later moving to the Fish and Wildlife Division. Most recently he was working as the patrol sergeant. During this time, Mr. Moore developed relationships with many of the interrelated agencies in all the counties, working also as deputy coroner and fire investigator.
He married Meg Hutchins Chandler in 1985 at Camp Sherman. While living in Lakeview, they had two daughters, Madeline (Maddee) and Lacey (Katie). He was supportive of his daughters’ activities, from showing and raising animals to participating in sports. He chaperoned class trips, including the Philadelphia trip, and was a 4-H livestock judge.
He was a man of few words but had a great sense of humor and was sensitive to the needs of people around him. He was very much a team player, and you were never to say “never.” To him, it did not matter what other people thought as long as it was right for you.
His co-workers felt he was one of the best game officers in the state. He competed in gun shoots throughout the Northwest and was known as a top marksman.
He was a very active hunter and greatly enjoyed chukar hunting. At wildlife fundraising events he could always be found perusing the silent auction table trying to spot one of his friends’ bids, joking that he was going to bid them up if they went home early.
He is survived by his wife and daughters; his father, Robert A Moore of Prineville; siblings and their spouses, Kandi and Bruce Dunn of Prineville, Rod and Shirley Moore of Woodville, Wash., and Jeff and Faythe Moore of Vancouver, Wash.; in-laws, Pete Hutchins of Portland, Rex and Roxie Hutchins of Menlo, Wash., and Becky and Richard Skupa of Camp Sherman; and 13 nieces and nephews.
The family requests no flowers or gifts. Contributions can be made to the Scott Moore Scholarship Fund in care of any U.S. Bank. Funds will be used for his daughters’ college expenses and a scholarship at Cove High School.
The Observer, Obituaries For The Week Ending Nov. 11, 2006, Published: November 11, 2006