January 28, 2024
Sergeant Floyd Moore was shot and killed after surprising a burglar at the Turtle Lake Apartments, near West 20th Street and Lombardy Avenue, in Panama City. Sergeant Moore, who lived in the apartment complex and was off-duty, obtained the suspect's identification and placed it in his breast pocket. He then used his portable radio to request a uniformed officer and instructed the suspect to follow him.
As Sergeant Moore turned around the subject produced a concealed handgun and opened fire. The 30-year-old suspect was later identified by the identification card Sergeant Moore had taken from him. He was apprehended the next day in Columbus, Georgia. The man was convicted and sentenced to death, however, the sentence was later commuted to life imprisonment.
Sergeant Moore had served with the Bay County Sheriff's Office for seven years.