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Deputy Sheriff William J. Myers | Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office, Florida Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office, Florida

Deputy Sheriff

William J. Myers

Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office, Florida

End of Watch: Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 64

Tour: 26 years

Badge # 334

Military veteran

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun

Offender: Shot and killed

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Deputy Sheriff Bill Myers was shot and killed while serving a domestic violence injunction at a local attorney's office on Plew Avenue, in Shalimar, at approximately 8:20 am.

He had served the papers on the subject and was leaving the office when the man opened fire from behind, striking him multiple times in the back and the back of the head.

The man fled to a local hotel where he barricaded himself in a room for approximately 90 minutes. He was shot and killed by members of the agency's Special Response Team after exiting the room displaying a firearm.

Deputy Myers was a U.S. Air Force veteran and had served with the Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office for a total of 26 years. He had retired from the agency after serving 25 years and then returned as a part-time deputy in January 2015 to assist with serving civil papers.

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Jimmy (Bill) - I think of you often - can't believe it's almost been 2 years. I need my big brother back but know you're in a better place - home with Dad and Mom. It's lonely here - I'm very proud of you and thank you for your dedication and service to our Country, your Community, and your family. Love and miss you. Dar

Volunteer Darlene Myers
Jacksonville Sheriff's Office
August 25, 2017

 

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