Sergeant Kevin Scott Kight

Sergeant Kevin Scott Kight

Panama City Beach Police Department, Florida

End of Watch Sunday, March 27, 2005

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Kevin Scott Kight

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.


  • Age 34
  • Tour 10 years
  • Badge 18

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Sentenced to death

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Was a pleasure to serve the citizens of the Beach with Kevin. Not only was he a great mentor as one of my FTO’s, he was also a great friend. I remember being teammates in softball and him inviting me over on Christmas Day for lunch with him and his family so I wouldn’t have lunch alone due to having to work on the holiday. He was an amazing person and brother in arms....Rest in Peace Sarge

Ofc. Nathan Douglas
Former PCBPD

March 27, 2020

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