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 26 years
  • Badge 334
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Shot and killed


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Jimmy, it’s been four years. Whoever said it gets easier, lied. I miss you so much. You were taken away. ... I didn’t get to say goodbye. I hadn’t seen you in a while but kept up with you through Robin and Mom. I’m sorry if I did something that hurt you and cause us to drift apart. You have been my bestest brother and protector and I am and was so proud of you. I remember the fun days when we were younger ...especially the day we pulled up to park the car and I said “Dad must not be home.” You popped back, laughing your a** off, saying “Dork, we’re in the car ... that’s why the car’s not here. We did have some good times. Please forgive me if I said or did anything wrong and for send the letter of accusation in the past. Please know I love you with all my heart and soul, miss you s a brother, protector and friend. I am proud of you, you served our country and nation as well as your communities well. Rest, your comrades in arms are continuing where you left off and your brothers and sisters in blue have your six. Say hi to Dad and Mom for me please. Love you always and forever.

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