Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 9 years, 7 months
Badge # 119
Weapon: Gun; Unknown type
Offender: sentenced to live without parole
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.