During the Beltway Sniper Siege, now twenty years ago, few personalities burned themselves into our collective memory like Montgomery County Police Chief Charles Moose. As Moose led every press conference, his mood served as a barometer of the intensive manhunt, the largest in U.S. history.
In the days following the capture of snipers John Allen Muhammad and Lee Boyd Malvo on Oct. 24, 2002, Moose was hailed as a hero. But in less than a year, he had resigned. Former Public Information Officer Lucille Baur helps MyMCM remember the Chief and how his steady leadership helped guide the County through a horrific time.