Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 10 years
Badge # 18
Weapon: Gun; Unknown type
Offender: Sentenced to death
Sergeant Kevin Kight was shot and killed while making a traffic stop at approximately 2230 hours.
The incident occurred at the intersection of Beckrich and Front Beach Roads.
Sergeant Kight stopped the suspect's car and checked his driver's license. Sergeant Kight discovered the license was invalid. When he attempted to make an arrest, the suspect pulled out a handgun and opened fire, killing him.
The killer fled the scene but was apprehended several hours later. The man was convicted of first degree murder and resisting an officer with violence. He was sentenced to death on April 11, 2007.
Sergeant Kight had served with the Panama City Beach Police Department for 6 years and had previously served with the German Township, Ohio, Police Department for 4 years. He is survived by his wife and 4-year-old son.