Sergeant Floyd Milton Moore, Jr.

Sergeant Floyd Milton Moore, Jr.

Bay County Sheriff's Office, Florida

End of Watch Tuesday, January 28, 1986

Floyd Milton Moore, Jr.

Sergeant Floyd Moore was shot and killed after surprising a burglar at the Turtle Lake Apartments, near West 20th Street and Lombardy Avenue, in Panama City.

Sergeant Moore, who lived in the apartment complex and was off-duty, obtained the suspect's identification and placed it in his breast pocket. He then used his portable radio to request a uniformed officer and instructed the suspect to follow him. As Sergeant Moore turned around the subject produced a concealed handgun and opened fire. The suspect was later identified by the identification card Sergeant Moore had taken from him.

The man was convicted and sentenced to death, however, the sentence was later commuted to life imprisonment.

Sergeant Moore had served with the Bay County Sheriff's Office for seven years.


  • Age 37
  • Tour 7 years, 6 months
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Sentence commuted to life


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I'll never forget the night you backed me up as a citizen, unarmed. You asked if I thought you could get on with my agency. The following years and the cases we worked together are moments I keep with me always. I try not to recall the moment I heard Jessie call for help after you couldn't respond to dispatch's call. I like to believe you were already with God by then.

You were a great officer and friend and father. As we approach the thirty first anniversary of your end of watch, you remain in my our hearts and minds always. May you truly rest in peace until that day when we meet again in Heaven.

Sgt. S. Chestnut - Retired
Bay County Sheriffs Office

January 18, 2017

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