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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 # 336

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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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, Florida Sheriffs Ass
Florida Sheriffs Association
August 7, 2016


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