CHARLOTTE, N.C., Sept. 30, 2021 – The Billy Graham Rapid Response Team (BG-RRT) is deploying crisis-trained chaplains to Nassau County, Florida, after Deputy Joshua Moyers was shot and killed in the line of duty last week.
Moyers died from his injuries after being shot during a traffic stop on Friday. The suspect led law enforcement officers on a five-day manhunt before he was taken into custody on Tuesday. Moyers’ mother called the BG-RRT to request that chaplains come to Nassau County to minister to the law enforcement officers in the area.
“The Billy Graham Rapid Response Team is deeply saddened to hear about Deputy Moyers’ death and it is another reminder of how law enforcement officers put their lives on the line for us every day,” said Josh Holland, assistant director of the BG-RRT. “We are thankful that his mother is a strong Christian woman who called us to request that our chaplains be available to provide emotional and spiritual support for her son’s friends and fellow officers, and we are honored to send our crisis-trained chaplains for that purpose.”
The BG-RRT has deployed 38 times in 2021 and chaplains are currently serving at seven locations in five states across the country.
For more information on the ministry, including videos, photos, news articles and an interactive map of former and current deployments, visit the BG-RRT press kit or BillyGraham.org/RRT. Updates can also be found at Facebook.com/RRTChaplains.
About the Billy Graham Rapid Response Team:
The Billy Graham Rapid Response Team was developed by Franklin Graham and the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association following the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. It has since grown into an international network of chaplains in the U.S., U.K., Canada and Australia who are specifically trained to deal with crisis situations. They have deployed to more than 550 disaster sites across the globe, including shootings, floods, hurricanes, wildfires and tornadoes.
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