Tragic Accident Takes the Life of Retired Former Prosecutor and Wife
OXFORD, Miss. - United States Attorney Felicia C. Adams announces that: The United States
Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Mississippi is deeply saddened over the loss of Al
and Becky Moreton. Al served our office and the entire legal community with great distinction
and honor. The Moretons were stalwart members of Oxford’s community and will be sorely
Al Moreton was legendary in the legal profession. He was a prosecutor’s prosecutor. He was
greatly respected throughout the Department of Justice. In recognition of his exemplary service
the Department of Justice once stated:
Mr. Moreton, during his career of 38 years, has epitomized what we as the lawyers
for the United States should follow as our guiding example. Al Moreton has left an
indelible mark on those with whom he has worked, done with strokes of politeness,
humor and goodwill but most of all with brilliance, integrity and humility.
Al’s impact upon the U. S. Attorney’s Office here in Oxford is immeasurable. We have heavy
hearts today. We have lost a great mentor and an even greater friend.