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 10:30 p.m. at the intersection of Beckrich and Front Beach Roads in Panama City.

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

traffic stop

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19 years.

Has it been so long, Brother? I'm at a new agency, living my best life. Your legacy is being passed on to those I speak with. The laughter, the leadership, the loss. It's all there in the stories I share. Your picture hangs on my office wall. To say I learned a lot about life through working with you, and your loss, is an understatement. The night you were lost was the worst of my life, but looking at it (in your words) "constructively, not destructively" I can see the changes I have made, and a path to helping others through their own dark times.

I miss your light, your laughter and your simple kindness to everyone you came into contact with. But I know you watch from above.

Thank you for teaching me some of the hardest and greatest lessons of my life.
May you never be forgotten.

With gratitude, respect and love, Brother,

Former PCBPD K9

March 27, 2024

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