Public memorial for North Catasauqua police chief is scheduled for Aug. 22
The borough of North Catasauqua has arranged a public memorial service to honor the life and work of the late Chief of Police Kim Moyer, who died suddenly July 13 at the age of 68.
Moyer served with the North Catasauqua Police Department for 45 years, acting as police chief for 40 years. According to the Lehigh County Coroner’s Office, Moyer died of natural causes.
A public memorial will be held Aug. 22 at Catasauqua High School, 2500 W. Bullshead Road, Northampton, for any community members to pay their respects. Doors will open 5:30 p.m. for a 6:30 p.m. service. The Moyer family held a private service July 14 at Brubaker Funeral Home, Catasauqua.
The public service will be attended by police officers from Coplay, Northampton and Catasauqua, as well as Pennsylvania State Police, Bethlehem Mounted Police and the honor guards of Bethlehem and Allentown.
All are welcome to join in celebrating Moyer’s life.
Memorial contributions can be made to the Angel 34 Foundation for pediatric cancer patients, 750 Center Road, Nazareth, 18064 or to Camp Papillon Shelter, a no-kill animal shelter, 128 Brainerd Lane, Stroudsburg, 18360.
In a news release announcing the chief’s passing, North Catasauqua Police Department concluded with, “Rest now, Chief, your final tour of duty is complete. You have lived a life of valor, integrity and dedication. Values which all men and women should strive to attain. You are the foundation on which our police department was built. You have instilled your values on all of those who have had the honor and privilege of working under you. You have trained cadets and forged them into ranking officials and leaders who can be found in departments throughout the commonwealth and beyond.
“You were not just a boss, you were a leader, a role model, a father figure and, most importantly, a friend. Until we meet again at the pearly gates, we will strive to live in your honor and continue your great legacy. May you forever rest in peace.”