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Sheriff Daniel Clayton Adkinson | Walton County Sheriff's Office, Florida Walton County Sheriff's Office, Florida

Sheriff

Daniel Clayton Adkinson

Walton County Sheriff's Office, Florida

End of Watch: Thursday, April 7, 1938

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 40

Tour: 1 year

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Not available

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Sheriff Adkinson was shot and killed as he was talking to a prison guard while standing in front of the guard's home. A county constable shot and killed both men because he believed they were plotting to have him fired.

The constable had previously been arrested for operating an illegal still and Sheriff Adkinson and the guard were scheduled to testify at his upcoming trial.

Sheriff Adkinson had served with the agency for 1 year. He was survived by his wife.

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The Sheriffs of Florida and their deputies will never forget the sacrifice you and your family made to uphold our laws and protect society.

Your name has been inscribed on the Florida Sheriffs and the National Law Enforcement Memorial and in our hearts. May you forever rest in peace.

A scripture inscribed on the Florida Sheriffs Law Enforcement Memorial:

"Blessed are the peacemakers,
for they shall be called the children
of God." Matthew 5:9

Executive Director Steve Casey
Florida Sheriffs Association
August 27, 2016

 

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