Nassau County

“A hero even after death:’ Nassau deputy’s organs giving gift of life to 5 people, including a baby

NASSAU COUNTY, Fla. — Nassau County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Joshua Moyers’ legacy will continue to live on through the lives he is helping to save.

Moyers died Sunday following injuries he sustained after being shot during a traffic stop in Callahan on Friday.

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Action News Jax has learned that Moyers’ organs have helped five people, including an infant. Moyers’ pancreas, a kidney, lungs and liver are helping to give these people the gift of life.

NCSO wrote on its Facebook page, “Deputy Moyers donated organs to five people including a 29 week old baby. The organs donated include: a liver, pancreas, both lungs given to two different people and a kidney. A hero even after death.”

Funeral services for Moyers will be held Saturday at Callahan First Baptist Church. The service is not open to the public, per his family’s request.

Patrick McDowell, Moyers’ accused killer, was arrested Tuesday following a massive, five-day manhunt.

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A Jacksonville woman, identified as Breiana Tole, was also arrested Tuesday, accused of helping him evade arrest.

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Action News Jax’s Kristen Rary will have the full story tonight on CBS47 and FOX30 Action News Jax at 5.