Pendleton officer won't be fired

March 19, 2010

A Pendleton police officer who let an impaired driver drive himself home will not be fired by the department. Patrolman Mike Moore was under investigation for stopping a man, who was high on prescription drugs, last November, and then letting him go home. Before Moore could be fired by the Pendleton Public Safety Board, the 30-year police veteran submitted letters of retirement. During a Thursday night meeting, the board voted not to pursue the firing because he is already off the force.