On the morning of May 16, 2017, Deputy Mason Moore, Broadwater County (MT) Sheriff’s Department, was killed in the line of duty. Deputy Moore grew up in Clarendon County, SC and served in South Carolina prior to moving to Montana where he served for 3 years. Deputy Moore is survived by his wife and three children. This Thursday, 25 May, at approximately 1816hrs, Deputy Moore’s body will arrive at the Charleston International Airport where honors will be rendered as the hearse departs the airport for Clarendon County. The North Charleston Police Department Honor Guard is serving as honor party for the 30 May services. The services are as follows:
Monday, 29 May 2017
1664 Jack Touchberry Rd.
Summerton, SC 28148
Tuesday, 30 May 2017
Summerton Baptist Church
215 Main Street
Summerton, SC 29148
Broadwater County Deputy Sheriff Mason Palmer Bethea Moore, 42, of Three Forks, Montana, was killed in the line of duty on Tuesday, May 16, 2017. He was born May 8, 1975 in Manning, South Carolina to MaryAnne (Grayson) and Nebraska E. Moore II. He attended Clarendon Hall Elementary and graduated from Manning High School. He then earned a Bachelor of Science degree in criminal justice from Western Carolina University.
Mason married the love of his life, Jodi Woods, on May 22, 1999 in Hurdle Mills, North Carolina. Mason’s love for family and friends and his desire to make a difference in his community drove him to dedicate his life to public service.
Deputy Moore served as a law enforcement officer for the University of South Carolina Police Department, the Lexington County Sheriff’s Department, Clarendon County Sheriff’s Department, Motor Carrier Services of Bozeman, Montana and the Broadwater County Sheriff’s Office. He also served as a volunteer firefighter for Central Valley Fire Department in Belgrade, Montana and the Three Forks Fire Department in Three Forks, Montana.
Mason grew up attending Summerton Baptist Church in Summerton, South Carolina. He had a deep and personal relationship with God. Mason and his family are an active part of the Bridge Church family in Belgrade.
Mason loved hunting and hiking. He was a family man; his family was most important to him. Mason’s loving bear hugs were legendary.
Mason was preceded in death by grandparents Archie Bethea Grayson, James Grayson Jr, Kathleen Moore and Ned Moore, and his uncle, ATF Special Agent James Grayson III and great aunt Judge Thomasine Grayson Mason
Survivors include his wife Jodi, twin sons Chase Mason Moore, Cole Woods Moore and daughter Branna Kaycee Carey Moore, all of Three Forks, Montana; his parents MaryAnne and Nebraska Moore of Summerton, South Carolina, his brother and sister-in-law Nebraska E. and Stephanie Moore of Summerville, South Carolina.
Mason loved and adored his family and friends and we loved and adored him. We will carry him and his love in our hearts for the rest of our lives.
A closed casket visitation will be held from 4 to 7 p.m., Monday, May 22, 2017 at the Bridge Church, 608 N. Jackrabbit Ln.
The funeral for Deputy Moore will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, May 23. The service will be held at the Bridge Church, 608 Jackrabbit Lane, Belgrade and will be live-streamed at the Belgrade Events Center, 220 Spooner Road, Belgrade, and the Three Forks High School Gym, 210 East Neal Street, Three Forks. Parking for the Events Center will open at 9:30; take Main to Grogan and approach the parking lot from that side to avoid conflict with the procession. Deputy Moore will lie in state at the Three Forks Gym during the reception following the procession, approximately 3 until 5 p.m.
Burial will take place in Summerton, South Carolina.