Pittsburg Police Officer Stabbed in Neck While Attempting to Detain Man With Knife

Press Release


On Monday afternoon, Pittsburg Police Officers responded to the 200 block of Warren Way for a domestic incident between the resident and his adult son, Mark Mora, 33 of Pittsburg.

The resident stated Mora and he were involved in an argument and Mora was armed with a knife. The resident additionally stated as Mora attempted to re-enter the house he was unable to open the screen door to the residence. According to the family, Mora then attempted to stab the father through the screen door with the knife he was in possession of.

As officers arrived on scene they located the man near the intersection of West 17th Street and Mildred Avenue.

Officers determined the man was still in possession of the knife and when instructed to drop the knife on the ground he refused. Officers noted the man was acting irrationally and continued to refuse to obey officer’s directions to put the knife down. Officers continued to give the man directions for almost ten minutes, the man continued to refuse to obey officer’s directions. In an effort to safely detain the man, officers utilized a less-lethal projectile and taser device.

Neither of these devices were effective on detaining the man or getting him to drop the knife. A police K9 was then utilized in an attempt to safely detain the man. The K9 grabbed hold of the man’s arm and was eventually able to drag him to the ground. This allowed officers to attempt to detain the man in handcuffs.

While attempting to handcuff the man, one of the officers involved was stabbed by the man as he deliberately reached back and jabbed the officer in the neck with the open blade. Additional officers were able to forcefully remove the knife from the man’s and ultimately place the man into custody.

The officer whom was stabbed received a minor laceration to the neck area and was treated on scene and later received additional medical treatment at an area hospital.

Mora, was later transported to the county hospital for treatment and then later transported to county jail. Mora was being charged with attempted assault with a deadly weapon on his father, assault with a deadly weapon on the police officer, felony resisting arrest and being under the influence.

This investigation remains active and additional details regarding the incident are not available at this time.

All information released by Pittsburg Police


  1. Gave him 10 minutes, multiple orders, still got stabbed, got him alive in handcuffs…. sounds about white.

  2. Meanwhile that black kid in Vallejo was woken up and shot with 25+ rounds with less than 3 seconds of warning.

  3. Wonder if this is the same loser.

    9/10/2016 at 12:08 pm, 30 year old Mark Mora was arrested after he spray painted graffiti on the exterior wall of Walmart. When contacted he explained that he was “creating artwork.” The damage was estimated in excess of $1,500 and Walmart management requested prosecution. He was taken into custody without incident and booked at county jail.

  4. Let me tell you, if I were a cop and some scumbag stabbed me in the neck, I’d return the favor!

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