Remembering Sgt. Floyd Moore, Jr., killed in the line of duty

Published: Jan. 29, 2018 at 4:45 PM CST
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The Bay County Sheriff's Office honored Sgt. Floyd Moore, Jr. Sunday, the 32nd anniversary of Moore's ultimate sacrifice.

On January 28, 1986, Sgt. Moore was shot in the line of duty.

Sgt. Moore lived at the Turtle Lake Apartments and served as a security officer at the complex. Sgt. Moore caught a man he suspected of committing a burglary on a walkway in the complex around midnight and asked for his I.D. The man gave him the I.D., which Moore put in his front pocket on his jacket.

The man told Moore he was visiting a friend but when Moore checked that story, it proved to be false. At 12:15 a.m., Moore used his radio to call for a deputy. When the deputy arrived minutes later, he found Moore dead with a gunshot wound to the head.

The suspect had ran away, but left his I.D. with Moore. Although it was a fake I.D. investigators were able to use it correctly identify the suspect as Edwin Allen Kyser, also known as Walter Grant Kyser. Kyser was arrested at 5:30 p.m. that say day in Columbus, Georgia.

Kyser was convicted of murdering Sgt. Moore and remains in prison today.