Deputy Sheriff William J. Myers

Deputy Sheriff William J. Myers

Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office, Florida

End of Watch Tuesday, September 22, 2015

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.

Bio

  • Age 64
  • Tour 26 years
  • Badge 334
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Shot and killed

domestic

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Sept 22nd is the anniversary of the loss of my dear friend, Bill Myers. He was my guardian angel from the time I met him at the age of 7. I could get myself into the biggest pickles... and Bill was always there to straighten it out. He was the type of person a police officer is expected to be, going above the standard in every way, in fact. I'd like to thank him personally, but that opportunity was taken from me. So, today I'd like to thank those who remain in service to their communities and this country. Thank you, from the bottom of my heart, for everything you do.

Renée Quesenberry
Bill's friend

September 17, 2018

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