Corporal David Wayne Moss

Corporal David Wayne Moss

Williston Police Department, Florida

End of Watch Saturday, July 30, 1988

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David Wayne Moss

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 the 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.

In July 2008, Main Street between First and Noble Avenues was renamed Cpl. David Wayne Moss Street.


  • Age 31
  • Tour 4 years
  • Badge 39-43
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun; .25 caliber
  • Offender Shot and killed

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Remembering Corporal David Moss for his service to the United States, Florida and the citizens of Levy County. Corporal Moss was a true Florida Hero that selflessly put himself in harm's way protecting the community of Williston. His actions surely prevented innocent others from being harmed and victimized. Thoughts and prayers remain with Corporal Moss's family, loved ones and his partners patrolling the roadways and communities of Levy County; his sacrifice is not forgotten.

Gary Howze, Director
Florida Office of the Attorney General

July 29, 2021

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