One of the most beloved Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Deputies, Cpl Anthony “Tony” Moschetto, retired, moved to Florida and is employed with the Florida Highway Patrol. Tony, as he was known by most, was a mover and a shaker.
Tony was born in Cheverly, Maryland and moved to Calvert County when he was 2 years old. He graduated from Calvert High School in 1986. He went to work for Jones Intercable in Prince Frederick for 3 years before joining the Marine Corps. Some remember Tony from the Cerebral Palsy Telephone, produced by Jones Cable, as the night before he left for the Marine Corps, donations poured in for Tony to have his haircut on camera. His hair was quite long, hanging down his back. So he had his locks shorn for donations! After serving in the Marine Corps for 4 years, he joined the Dougherty County Police in Georgia. While employed there, he was assigned to Drug Interdiction in the Southwest Georgia area and also with the Albany/Dougherty Metro Drug Unit.
Tony is currently certified as a Drug Recognition Expert (DRE), a DRE Instructor, ARIDE Instructor, Crash Reconstructionist, Police Traffic Radar and Laser Instructor, Standardized Field Sobriety Test Instructor, PBT Operator and Instructor and an Intox EC/IR II Breath Test for Alcohol Instrument Operator.
From October 1998 to February 1, 2000, Tony was a deputy sheriff in the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Patrol Division. In February 2000 to September 2000, he was a detective assigned to the Investigative Division. He made Corporal and was moved to the Patrol Division, where he stayed until his retirement in May 2018. He moved between squads 1 and 4, while also serving 4 years in the Traffic Safety Unit/CCSO Crash Team. Tony was recognized as the 2016 Drug Recognition Expert Instructor of the Year.
During his years at the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office, Tony received many awards including Top Producers for DUI’s and Outstanding Performance Awards.
Tony was also a favorite on the A&E Television Show LivePD and a favorite on bike patrols throughout the county. He also organized Bike Rodeos for youngsters, where he taught them best practices for riding safely and bike maintenance.
While on patrol in 2017, Tony received a call to go to the Hilton Garden Inn because of some disorderly patrons. Walking back out of the hotel, he found that some of his classmates covered his patrol car in toilet tissue. He said to the cameras, “. I walk out and find that my classmates from 19———ahhhh….let’s say old friends…lol got me good!!!!!! Lmao. love it!!!! Thanks guys great seeing all of you guys!!!!!
Tony also played the drums and was active in the band “One Louder”. His fans will sorely miss him. Some are planning a trip to Florida, if he joins a band down there.
Please enjoy the picture gallery below.
Margit Miller / Calvert Beacon