Injured Nassau MP’s favorite sandwich shop pays special tribute
NASSAU COUNTY, FL – Deputy Joshua Moyers has served the Nassau County community since 2015.
Now that same community is showing its appreciation in its own way.
Pig Bar-BQ is one of several restaurants in the area providing food to the more than 300 law enforcement personnel looking for the man accused of shooting MP Moyers during a road check on Friday morning. He was not expected to survive his injuries.
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At a McDonald’s on US-1, the marquee reads, âRemember Congressman Josh Moyers in your thoughts and prayers.
There’s also a quarter-mile subway tribute down the road.
MP Moyers rode this subway on US-1 all the time with other MPs and his fiancÃ©e.
They sat in the same seat every visit, so the workers created a special tribute in her honor.
“Sorry, this seat is taken,” reads a note next to a photo of Moyers.
âThe room would light up when he walked in,â said Caitlyn Phelan, a Subway employee.
This is how Phelan remembers Deputy Moyers every time he showed up for a bite to eat.
Keeping his normal seat empty is his way of saying “Thank you.”
âTo her parents, thank you,â she said. âYou raised a young man very well and I know for a fact that he made his fiancee very happy because I have watched them grow up as a couple since I have been here. It breaks my heart. “
Brooke Johnson is the owner of Paislee Grace Salon and Boutique, an online clothing and accessories store. She created custom shirts and donated a portion of the sales to MP Moyers’ family.
The green shirt has Deputy Moyers’ badge number and #NCSOStrong.
Johnson says the shop raised more than $ 300 in a matter of hours selling more than 100 shirts.
“He was a real hero,” Johnson said of Deputy Moyers. “It really touched my heart to be able to make the shirts, especially for his family because it was just the least I could do.”
This is how the community intensifies.
âWhenever a great tragedy or something happens, we all come together,â Johnson said. “We are like a big family here in Nassau [County.]”
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