Deputy Sheriff Joshua Joseph Moyers

Deputy Sheriff Joshua Joseph Moyers

Nassau County Sheriff's Office, Florida

End of Watch Sunday, September 26, 2021

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Joshua Joseph Moyers

Deputy Sheriff Joshua Moyers succumbed to gunshot wounds sustained two days earlier while conducting a traffic stop near the intersection of US-301 and Sandy Ford Road.

During the traffic stop, Deputy Moyers was given a false name by the driver and learned the tags belonged to a different vehicle. As he opened the driver's door to place the man in custody, the subject shot Deputy Moyers in the face and back. The man fled the scene over a railroad crossing just as the arms were coming down, and a train passed, blocking other deputies from immediately pursuing him.

The subject was apprehended five days later. He pleaded guilty and a jury recommended the death sentence.

Deputy Sheriff Moyers was transported to UF Health Jacksonville where he remained on life support until September 26th, 2021, so that his organs could be donated.

Deputy Sheriff Moyers had served with the Nassau County Sheriff's Office for over six years. He is survived by his fiancée, parents, and brother.


  • Age 29
  • Tour 6 years
  • Badge 1205

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Friday, September 24, 2021
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Jury recommended death sentence

traffic stop, stolen vehicle, Organ Donor

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A jury recommended the death penalty, 11-1 for the coward that took your life brother. Rest in Peace Brother.

Corporal George( Vic) Daunhauer
Florida Highway Patrol

April 30, 2024

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