Deputy Awarded the Medal of Heroism from Governor Rick Scott

Deputy Justin Moskowitz - Awarded the Medal of Heroism from Governor Rick Scott

Deputy Justin Moskowitz – Awarded the Medal of Heroism from Governor Rick Scott

Deputy Justin Moskowitz was awarded the Medal of Heroism from Governor Rick Scott today. The Governor’s news release noted,

“During today’s meeting of the Florida Cabinet, Governor Rick Scott recognized Indian River County Deputy Justin Moskowitz with the Medal of Heroism for his bravery and quick reaction during a dangerous situation where he saved five individuals from an armed assailant.

Governor Scott said, “Deputy Moskowitz, and his fellow law enforcement officers, do not hesitate to put their lives on the line to protect our families and communities. Florida is proud to be home to so many law enforcement heroes like Deputy Moskowitz and I am honored to present him with the Medal of Heroism today.”

Indian River County Sheriff Deryl Loar said, “Deputy Moskowitz’s actions were in keeping with the highest traditions of law enforcement and certainly helped prevent a terrible tragedy from occurring that night. I am proud to join Governor Scott in recognizing his bravery with the Medal of Heroism.”

About Deputy Justin Moskowitz
On January 21, 2013, Deputy Moskowitz responded to a report of domestic violence in Vero Beach. While interviewing the victim and witness, Deputy Moskowitz saw the suspect returning to the residence on foot with a gun in hand. The suspect did not comply with orders to drop the weapon, and instead raised it to shoot. Deputy Moskowitz was given no other option than to discharge his firearm to protect himself, the witness, the victim, and her mother and two children inside the home. The suspect was arrested, and a subsequent investigation revealed he was carrying a loaded shotgun, a backpack with multiple rounds of ammunition, and had a history of violence. Thanks to the quick action of Deputy Moskowitz, many lives were saved that night.”

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