Nassau County

‘They are never going to let his name die’: Hundreds honor Deputy Moyers in 50-mile procession

First responders who led the way on Monday night from downtown Jacksonville through Callahan to Fernandina Beach honored fallen Nassau County, Deputy Joshua Moyers.

Cierra Flink knew Moyers and said, “He will definitely be remembered as one of the best cops in Nassau.”

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Along the way, hundreds of people filled the streets to pay their respects and remember and honor a deputy who lost his life on Sunday after being shot in the line of duty two days earlier.

Neighbors young and old standing proud, backing the blue.

Thin blue line flags and American flags stretched as far as the eye could see, showing support for not just Moyers but his family too.

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Alyssa Collins and her family came out to support them. Collins said, “Let them know we are just praying for them.”

Firefighters, deputies and first responders — all saluting to one of their own.

Annslee Vantassell, whose father is a deputy, exclaimed, “Thank you for your service.”

People who knew Moyers couldn’t express the amount of love they had for him.

Flink had only met him a couple of times but said, “He had the biggest smile always, and he was just like a light to everyone.”

Coach Ernie, who used to work alongside Moyers, brought his team from Callahan Middle to support Moyers’ family and the community.

“We’re trying to raise young men and just show him how much we support law enforcement,” he said.

He said Moyers was a staple of Callahan.

We asked how he will be remembered. The coach replied, “Just look around, the community. They are never going to let his name die.”

A community coming together for a man who dedicated his career to protecting his neighbors.

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“Say his name. Let him be remembered.”

Many are still too emotional to put into words what Moyers meant to them and this community, but there is no doubt he was loved and will never be forgotten.