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 (Bill), Five years — it’s hard to believe. I miss you. I have struggled with your passing. I know things were strained between us - not sure exactly what it was - but it doesn’t matter. Deep down, I believe we knew we loved each other. I am at peace now. Know that your ambush resulted in a change of procedure that should have been in place long before. I love you. Rest - you did your job above and beyond. You were loved by many and you have not been forgotten. As long as I’m alive, you and other men and women of the Thin Blie Line will be remembered and seen fir their dedication and sacrifice. #backtheblue Gone but Never Forgotten

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