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Tragic Accident Takes the Life of Retired Former Prosecutor and Wife

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Northern District of Mississippi

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.

Updated January 20, 2016

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