Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Sergeant Floyd Milton Moore, Jr.

Bay County Sheriff's Office, Florida

End of Watch Tuesday, January 28, 1986

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Reflections for Sergeant Floyd Milton Moore, Jr.

Floyd Moore was my partner for several years . I was an auxiliary deputy for BCSD for 3 years and rode 30 to 40 hours a week after my duty shift in the Air Force . I was in Spain when he lost his life. Rest easy Partner, I'll see you in Valhalla some day.

William Scarborough, Msgt USAF (Ret), De

July 13, 2020

I just watched a show about you. Dry impressive. Rest easy Sir!!!


December 16, 2019

Rest in peace Sergeant Moore.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

January 28, 2019

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

The Sheriffs of Florida and their deputies will never forget the sacrifice you and your family made to uphold our laws and protect society.

Your name has been inscribed on the Florida Sheriffs and the National Law Enforcement Memorial and in our hearts. May you forever rest in peace.

A scripture inscribed on the Florida Sheriffs Law Enforcement Memorial:

"Blessed are the peacemakers,
for they shall be called the children
of God." Matthew 5:9

Executive Director Steve Casey
Florida Sheriffs Association

August 20, 2016

Rest in Peace, Sergeant Moore. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

February 5, 2012

We will never forget the sacrifice that you made for us, you sir are a hero.. Continue to rest in peace Sgt. Moore.

Deb Azure
Mother of Deputy Renee Danell Azure
EOW 08/06/02
Union County SO, Lake Butler, FL

January 28, 2012

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 26th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect, and your memory will always be honored and revered. .

I pray for solace for all those that love and remember you for I know both the pain and pride are forever. I hold your family in my heart's embrace today

.Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

January 28, 2012

Thinking of you today on your EOW, HEROES do live forever...

Deb Azure
Mother of Deputy Renee Danell Azure
EOW 08/06/02
Union County SO, Lake Butler, FL


January 28, 2011

Rest in peace.

Ofc. Michael Walker
Tallahassee Police Department

May 7, 2009

You served well "Brother".Rest in PEACE, "DISMISSED"

James Vaughan
Panama City Beach Police Dept.

August 25, 2008


Pat Van Den Berghe
Neighbors for a Better Manchester, NH

January 25, 2008

The Badge"
He starts his shift each day
To respond to calls unknown.
He drives a marked patrol car.
A police officer he is known.
He's paid by the citizens' taxes
To make it safe on the streets.
But he usually has a second job
'Cause a waitress has his salary beat.
Now he doesn't know a holiday
'Cause he works all year round.
And when Thanksgiving and Christmas finally arrive
At his home he cannot be found.
He's cursed and assaulted often,
The one whos blood runs blue.
He seldom ever gets a thanks,
To some he's just a fool.
His friends are always other cops
'Cause people just don't understand
That underneath his badge and gun,
He's just another man.
He knows there might not be a tomorrow
In this world of drugs and crime.
And he gets so mad at the court system
'Cause the crooks don't get any time.
And each day when he leaves for work,
He prays to God above.
Please bring me home after my shift
So I can see the ones I love.
But tonight he stops a speeding car,
He's alone down this ole' highway.
It's just a little traffic infraction.
He does it everyday.
Well, he walks up to the driver's window,
And his badge is shining bright.
He asked the guy for a driver's license,
When a shot rang through the night.
Yes, the bullet hit its mark,
Striking the officer in the chest.
But the Department's budget didn't buy
Each officer a bullet-proof vest.
So he lay on the ground bleeding.
His blood wasn't blue - His blood was red.
And briefly he thought of his loved ones
'Cause in a moment the officer was dead.
In the news they told the story
Of how this officer had died.
And some who listened cared less,
But those who loved him cried.
Well, they buried him in uniform
With his badge pinned on his chest.
He even had his revolver,
He died doing his best.
Written By:
David L. Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
Copyright © 1999 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

Investigator David L Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

October 2, 2007

We had known Floyd for 25 years..He was one of the closest friends we had ever had. He was smart, had a wonderful sense of humanity, great humour..and our daughters thought he was a We have missed him since that day he was taken (what an awful day..the Challenger went down that morning) and we were left in awe of life itself. How easy to just be there one minute, and gone the next. It's been 19 years, Floyd, and we still feel like it was yesterday. Thanks to God, we will see you again, Sweetie...I am so glad I was working that day in the E.R. and could say goodbye to you..James wasn't as lucky..He still wonders..




August 13, 2005

The policeman stood and faced God,
Which must always come to pass.
He hoped his shoes were shining,
Just as brightly as his brass.

"Step forward now, policeman.
How shall I deal with you?
Have you always turned the other cheek?
To my church have you been true?"

The policeman squared his shoulders and said,
"No lord, I guess I ain't,
Because those of us who carry a badge
can't always be a saint."

I've had to work most Sundays,
and at times my talk was rough,
and sometimes I've been violent,
Because the streets are awfully tough.

But I never took a penny,
That wasn't mine to keep
Though I worked a lot of overtime
When the bills got just too steep.

And I never passed a cry for help,
Though at time I shook with fear.
And sometimes, God forgive me,
I've wept unmanly tears.

I know I don't deserve a place
Among the people here.
They never wanted me around
Except to calm their fear.

If you've a place for me here, Lord,
It needn't be so grand.
I never expected or had too much,
But if you don't I'll understand.

There was a silence all around the throne
Where the saints had often trod.
As the policeman waited quietly,
For the judgement of his god.

"Step forward now, policeman,
You've born your burdens well.
Come walk a beat on Heaven's streets,
You've done your time in hell"

June 22, 2005

I did not know Sgt. Moore personally, but we served at the same department. Sgt. Moore was killed many years before I began my career in law enforcement, but I can say that memories of you still live on at the Bay County Sheriff's Office. You may be gone, but you will never be forgotten.


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