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Corporal David Wayne Moss | Williston Police Department, Florida Williston Police Department, Florida

Corporal

David Wayne Moss

Williston Police Department, Florida

End of Watch: Saturday, July 30, 1988

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 31

Tour: 4 years

Badge # 39-43

Military veteran

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun; .25 caliber

Offender: Shot and killed

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Corporal David Moss was shot and killed while attempting to assist what was thought to be a disabled vehicle at approximately 2:10 am.

He arrived at the scene of what appeared to be a disabled vehicle near the corner of Southwest 6th Street and 1st Avenue, in Williston. Eight minutes later, Corporal Moss stopped responding to calls from dispatch. When his partner arrived on scene he found both David and his assailant dead.

The forensic investigation showed Corporal Moss was shot and killed in a gunfight. Before Corporal Moss died he fired 6 rounds, hitting his assailant with 5 of them.

Corporal Moss was a U.S. Air Force veteran and had served with the Williston Police Department for four years. He was survived by his wife and parents, and two brothers.

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To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 25th anniversary year of your death. I am priviliged to leave a tribute to you. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. Rest In Peace

I pray for the solace of all those that love and rememer you for I know both the pain and pride are forever.

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg (CA) officer Larry Lasater
January 23, 2013

 

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