Deputy Sheriff Floyd Douglas Heist, Sr.

Deputy Sheriff Floyd Douglas Heist, Sr.

Escambia County Sheriff's Office, Florida

End of Watch Saturday, May 3, 1980

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Floyd Douglas Heist, Sr.

Deputy Sheriff Floyd Heist was shot and killed while attempting to negotiate with a suspect to release a hostage during an armed robbery.

He was the first officer on scene and entered the business before the armed robbery was confirmed. When the suspect saw him he took a hostage. While Deputy Heist attempted to negotiate the hostage's release the suspect suddenly shot him.

Deputy Heist had served with the Escambia County Sheriff's Office for 9-1/2 years. He is survived by his wife, three sons, and two daughters.


  • Age 42
  • Tour 9 years, 7 months
  • Badge 119

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender sentenced to live without parole

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Rest in peace Deputy Sheriff Heist.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

December 15, 2018

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