Deputy Sheriff William J. Myers

Deputy Sheriff William J. Myers

Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office, Florida

End of Watch Tuesday, September 22, 2015

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William J. Myers

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.


  • Age 64
  • Tour 48 years
  • Badge 334
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Shot and killed


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Bill (Jimmy), I miss you every day. As Daddy would say , this world has gone to hell I a hand basket! The government is tying the hands of the law enforcement officers, scrutinizing every big and little thing done by them. Sometimes it seems they can’t even sneeze without being drilled on who, what , when, and where. This because of a few bad apples and the immediate implication of “racism” or “profiling” by “peaceful demonstrators with insurgence of individuals from various faction groups. With all this BS going on, I’m glad you are not here. Many agency leaders are not supporting their officers. I know, however, good will prevail. Jimmy, from what I heard when I was in Shalimar for your funeral, you were a man of integrity, for which I was proud. I know you loved your job , and I a trying to beat peace with that. I love you Jimmy. Rest In Peace. You wool not be forgotten.

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Jacksonville Sheriff’s Department

December 9, 2021

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