'This seat is taken’: Subway restaurant makes special tribute to slain LEO

An employee says it’s her way of saying “thank you” to a special customer

By Suzie Ziegler 

NASSAU COUNTY, Fla. — A Florida community is honoring Deputy Joshua Moyers, who was fatally shot Sunday during a traffic stop.  

Notably, Moyers’ favorite sandwich shop set up a special tribute, reported News 4. At a Subway just off the highway, a booth sits empty with a sign reading, “Sorry, this seat is taken.” A photo of Moyers sits on the table.

According to News 4, Moyers frequented the sandwich shop with his fiancée and other deputies, always sitting in the same booth. 

“The room would light up when he would walk in,” said Subway employee Caitlyn Phelan. 

Keeping his seat free is her way of sharing her appreciation. 

“To his parents, thank you,” she said. “You raised a very well young man and I know for a fact he made his fiancée very happy because I actually have seen them grow as a couple since I’ve been here. It just breaks my heart.” 

The murder suspect, 25-year-old Patrick McDowell, was caught after a multi-day manhunt


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