Former Thurston County Deputy Andrea Moore to Receive Washington State Law Enforcement Medal of Honor


The Thurston County Sheriff’s Office announced that former deputy Andrea Moore has been selected to receive the Washington State Law Enforcement Medal of Honor after her actions one year ago saved a woman.

Moore, who is currently a police officer in Lacey, was stabbed in the neck when she responded to a call for service on March 26, 2021, at a house on the 16900 block of Holly Street in Yelm.

At that time, she was a deputy for the Thurston County Sheriff’s Office and responded to reports of an unwanted subject with a knife who was making threats to rape a woman.

“Deputy Moore was able to defend herself by firing several rounds at her attacker, severely injuring him and ending the threat,” stated the sheriff’s office on social media.

Moore’s fight wasn’t over once the suspect went down, stated the post. She radioed for help and provided information to dispatch about the suspect and her current condition. When she arrived at the hospital, she was conscious.

“She underwent emergency surgery for her injuries but never backed down,” stated the post. “Surgery was successful and then she started the long and arduous journey of healing and building back her strength and stamina.”

Moore will be presented with the prestigious award on May 6.

“The Thurston County Deputy Sheriff Association couldn’t be more proud of our deputy who not only recovered from her injury, but came back to full duty this year and continued to serve the citizens of Thurston County,” stated the post.