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Corporal David Wayne Moss

Williston Police Department, Florida

End of Watch Saturday, July 30, 1988

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Reflections for Corporal David Wayne Moss

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

Thank you for your service, both military and police, and please know that your sacrifice will always be remembered by your law enforcement brethren. Rest in peace always.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

July 30, 2020

I live in Williston and we still grieve for you

Williston Resident
I ranch in WIlliston

December 1, 2019

Rest in peace Corporal Moss.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

July 30, 2019

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

Thank you for your heroism Sir, RIP

James Kotke
Civilian / Former Officer
WSF Park Police (Wi.)

July 30, 2012

My heart and prayers are with the wife, parents, family, frieds and coworkers of this hero, may you all know that we will never forget. I was hoping to attend the memorial today, however, I am not going to be able to but will be thinking of you all. Continue to rest in peace Corporal Moss... HEROES live forever, and you sir are a hero..

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

July 30, 2012

Rest in Peace, Corporal Moss. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

February 16, 2012

From the Williston Police Departments Memorial page...

WPD Fallen Officers Memorial
David W. Moss (Corporal)
End Of Watch - 07/30/1988
Williston Police Department

At 2:09 A.M. on July 30, 1988 Corporal Moss 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. His partner arrived on scene, and after a search he found both David and his assailant dead.

The forensic investigation showed Corporal Moss was shot and killed in a gunfight. Before David died he fired 6 rounds, hitting his assailant with 5 of them. David died within seconds of being hit. He died doing the only thing he had ever wanted to do with his life. He made a positive difference in the lives of those he served and protected. That was his simple goal, to make the world a better place, and he did.

In the words of Rev. Bill Owens, "Public service is not an easy profession. A public servant's time is invested in bettering lives. David Moss was not afraid to make that investment"

David was 31.

John Salmeier IT Coordinator
Williston Police Department

November 1, 2011

Corporal Moss, you sir are a true HERO who we will never forget... May you continue to rest in peace sir. My prayers are with your family today as they face another EOW.

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


July 30, 2011



February 8, 2010

On the 21st anniversary of Corporal Moss' death, we honored his service in our patrol briefing by reading his entry from ODMP. Each day, we honor one fallen officer on the anniversary of their death so as to keep them in our thoughts, and also to remind us of the dangers inherent in our job. Corporal Moss is not forgotten.

Sergeant Zach Perron
Palo Alto (CA) Police Department

July 30, 2009

Thank You Cpl. David Moss for protectng us . Rest in Peace and may God be with you and your family

A Citizen of Williston
A thankful citizen

November 16, 2008

Gone But Never Forgotten,R.I.P. our fallen brother.

Ocala Police /City Watch Officer

June 23, 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 8, 2007

On the 19th anniversary of Corporal Moss' death, we honored his service in our patrol briefing by reading his entry from ODMP. Each day, we honor one fallen officer on the anniversary of their death so as to keep them in our thoughts, and also to remind us of the dangers inherent in our job. Corporal Moss is not forgotten.

Agent Zach Perron
Palo Alto (CA) Police Department

July 30, 2007

Thank you for your service. May you rest in peace.

July 30, 2006

I had the pleasure to work with David. I still remember his smile and think of him often. David you may rest in peace knowing that you have touched other's lives in so many ways. May god bless your family

Inspector Art Rountree
Florida Department of Corrections

June 7, 2005

Our thoughts and prayers go out to This Officer, as well as the Family, Friends, Department and Community.

This is a loss that will never be forgotten. Hours will turn into days, days turn into weeks, weeks into months and months into years but, the difference that these officers have made will last forever.

We lost Our Deputy Morris Taylor on September 14, 2002. When he joined the other Angels in Blue.

God Bless Our Law Enforcement Officers and Those Who Love Them.

Jack & Tracy Van Dolah
Former LEO/U.S.M.C. & Wife in Sutherlin, Oregon

May 22, 2005

Not forgotten, rest in peace.

Ofc. Michael Walker
Tallahassee Police Dept.

March 26, 2004

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