Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Sheriff Robert E. Gatlin

Walton County Sheriff's Office, Florida

End of Watch Thursday, November 12, 1942

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Reflections for Sheriff Robert E. Gatlin

Thinking of Sheriff Robert E. Gatlin and this tragic loss for Walton County. Tragically, Sheriff Gatlin is not the only Walton Sheriff murdered serving the citizens of Florida. The previous Sheriff, Daniel "Dorrie" Adkinson was also shot and killed in 1938. His wife took over becoming the 2nd woman sheriff in FL history. Our thoughts and prayers remain with these families and loved ones, and especially with the current Sheriff Michael Adkinson Jr. and his deputies. Your sacrifices are not forgotten.

Gary Howze, Director
Florida Office of the Attorney General

November 11, 2020

Rest in peace Sheriff Gatlin.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

November 12, 2019

The Sheriffs of Florida and their deputies will never forget the sacrifice you and your family made to uphold our laws and protect society.

Your name has been inscribed on the Florida Sheriffs and the National Law Enforcement Memorial and in our hearts. May you forever rest in peace.

A scripture inscribed on the Florida Sheriffs Law Enforcement Memorial:

"Blessed are the peacemakers,
for they shall be called the children
of God." Matthew 5:9

Executive Director Steve Casey
Florida Sheriffs Association

August 27, 2016

Lookin for relative Of Sheriff Gatlin. Have something for the family.


May 18, 2016

Rest in Peace, Sheriff Gatlin. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

February 16, 2012

Continue to rest in peace hero, we will never forget....

Deb Azure
Mother of Deputy Renee Danell Azure
EOW 08/06/02
Union County SO, Lake Butler, FL


November 12, 2011

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 68th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen officer Larry Lasater

November 12, 2010

Never forgotten, heroes do live forever...

Deb Azure
Mother of Deputy Renee Danell Azure
EOW 08/06/02
Union County SO, Lake Butler, FL


November 12, 2010

Thank you Sheriff Gatlin for your dedicated service to Walton County and to the USA. May your name and memory be everlasting.

Dept. of Defense, Retired

January 12, 2009



November 26, 2007

Not forgotten, Rest in peace.

Inv. Michael Walker
Tallahassee Police Department

February 18, 2004

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