Nassau County

Nassau County Deputy Joshua Moyers: What we know about the Florida deputy shot during a traffic stop

CALLAHAN, Fla. — Multiple agencies are currently searching for Patrick McDowell, the suspect wanted in the shooting death of Nassau County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Joshua Moyers.

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Sheriff Bill Leeper said Deputy Moyers was shot twice by the suspect, including once in the back, sometime after midnight during a traffic stop off Sandy Ford Road near railroad tracks. Moyers later died of his injuries on Sunday.

Here’s what NCSO is sharing with us about Deputy Moyers:

  • He started with the Sheriff’s Office 2015. He was an NCSO Explorer from January 2011 to May 2013.
  • On July 14, 2018, Deputy Moyers received an ABCD Award for going Above and the Beyond the Call of Duty on a narcotics case.
  • He graduated from St. John’s River State College for his LEO training and is a 2010 graduate of Hilliard Middle-Senior High School.
  • NCSO said he is known “for his proactive police work, good attitude and hard work.”
  • Leeper said during his news conference that the 29-year-old deputy has a fiancé and the two have been in the process of planning their wedding

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