Who Was Joshua Moyers? Florida Sheriff’s Deputy Dies After Being Shot

According to the sheriff’s office, Joshua Moyers, 29, died at UF Health in Jacksonville, where he was being treated after being shot in the face and back.

Joshua Moyers was a north Florida sheriff’s deputy who was recently shot twice during a traffic stop.

Nassau County Sheriff Bill Leeper revealed the grave injuries sustained by a 29-year-old deputy from bullet wounds to his face and back.

Leeper described Moyers as a “wonderful man” when he hired him as a Nassau County deputy in 2015.

According to Leeper, Moyers recently got engaged to be married.

Leeper paid a visit to Moyers in the hospital and spoke with her fiancé and parents.

Several Nassau County deputies, some dressed in their uniforms, stood to watch outside the UF Health emergency facility Friday morning, waiting for word on their partner.

Obituary: Who Was Joshua Moyers?

Officer Joshua Moyers, a Florida sheriff’s deputy, died Saturday 25 September 2021 after being shot during a traffic stop, according to medics.

Deputy Joshua Moyers was wounded in the face and back near Jacksonville on Friday morning after detaining Patrick McDowell.

According to investigators, the 35-year-old suspect was driving a stolen vehicle and is still on the run.

Regarding deputy Joshua Moyers’s age, he was 29 years old at the time of his death. However,  his exact birth details have not yet been disclosed to the media or the general public.

Likey, his bio also has not yet been featured on the official webpage of Wikipedia.

Moyers graduated from Hilliard Middle-Senior High School in 2010 and attended St. Johns River State College for law enforcement training.

Furthermore, Moyers spent two years in the county’s Explorer program before being employed as a deputy, according to the Sheriff’s Office.

In 2018, he was recognized for going above and above the call of duty in a narcotics investigation.

Who Shot Joshua Moyers? Arrest Details

Authorities suspect Patrick McDowell, a 35-year-old former Marine from Jacksonville, of shooting Moyers. He is still on the run, and he is armed and deadly.

According to the Northeast Florida Fusion Center, McDowell has also been arrested on previous accusations of giving a false name to law authorities and aggravated possession of stolen guns.

McDowell is 6-foot-1 and 180 pounds, with balding brown hair, blue eyes, and large holes in his ears.

The Nassau County Sheriff’s Office is searching for McDowell in a five-square-mile region with the help of authorities from around the state. The hunt includes as many as 300 people.

Furthermore, according to The Florida Times-Union, hundreds of police officers are looking for McDowell, who is suspected of shooting a police dog that was chasing him in a rural region.

Leeper stated that the entire encounter was captured on video by a Nassau County Sheriff’s Office camera.

Updated: September 28, 2021 — 1:47 pm

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