Sergeant Floyd Milton Moore, Jr.

Sergeant Floyd Milton Moore, Jr.

Bay County Sheriff's Office, Florida

End of Watch Tuesday, January 28, 1986

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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 30-year-old suspect was later identified by the identification card Sergeant Moore had taken from him. He was apprehended the next day in Columbus, Georgia.

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 went through standards one year after this happened and some of our instructors had worked with Moore. His death wasn’t in vain and has saved countless lives even to this day, it is a valuable teaching lesson, never to let your guard down, and assume each and every individual you encounter to be armed. No matter how innocent they may seem at a flip of switch it could go sideways and it’s game over. Sgt. Moore wanted to see the better side of people and had that wuss had a set of balls to have faced him head on, Moore would be here today telling a different chain of events. Sgt. I never knew you but your sacrifice has saved my life more times than I probably know. Thank you brother we are eternally grateful and wish you God Speed.

Former Officer Bay County

December 24, 2022

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