Nassau County Wildlife Sanctuary Names New Foxes After Deputy Dies, K-9 Injured

HILLIARD, Florida. – A wildlife sanctuary in Hilliard found a special way to honor a fallen deputy, an injured K-9 and the Nassau County Sheriff.

Ark Wildlife Care and Sanctuary recently welcomed three new foxes to their wildlife rescue location, and the animals cannot be released. They will be kept in the educational area of ​​the establishment and cared for by staff.

In honor of Nassau County Deputy Joshua Moyers, who was killed in the line of duty, one of the foxes will be named after him. During the manhunt for the accused killer of Moyers, a Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office K-9 was shot and wounded. This officer will also be recognized, along with Nassau County Sheriff Bill Leeper.

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“We decided to choose names that reflect the service and sacrifice of those who protect and serve,” said Jonathan Howard, director of The Ark. “The silver fox will be named Leeper, in honor of our sheriff. The red fox will be named Chaos, in honor of the injured K9 officer. The youngest and friendliest fox with his beautiful red and silver coat will be named Moyers in honor of our Nassau County deputy who lost his life in the line of duty.

The man accused of shooting Moyers was captured at a sports complex in Callahan on Tuesday.

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